This chapter provides an introduction to Paul’s letter to the Romans. Introductory matters discussed are Paul's world, letters, and his theology, the composition, date, recipients, and provenance of the letter, and its theme, genre, outline, and purpose.
This article believes that it is impossible to treat Paul’s understanding of the law of Moses rightly apart from at least some discussion of "natural revelation" in Paul’s letter to the Romans. The author believes that the two themes are linked in Romans 2:12-16 in such a way that the interpretation of one affects the interpretation of the other.
This article draws from evidence in the letter to the Romans and argues that the apostleship of Paul consisted in bringing the believing Gentiles into unity with the Jewish believers, as one people united in praise to God. This meant that the nature of his apostleship necessitated working with Jews whenever possible. This understanding of Paul's calling demands a rethinking of what it means to call Paul "apostle to the Gentiles."
This article reflects on the contribution that Romans makes to the canon of Scripture.
This article considers Paul's purpose in writing Romans. Wu wants to demonstrate exegetically that Paul's motive in writing Romans was to motivate them to support his mission to the “barbarians” in Spain. He argues that the letter’s theology exists to allow Paul to preach the gospel where Christ had not been known (Romans 15:20). Wu works out the implications for the church's missiological and pastoral practice.
In this chapter Schreiner introduces the apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans. Different aspects are explored: the significance of the letter, authorship, date, its unity, the text and its integrity, its destination and purpose, and finally its literary structure.
The Week 1-study introduces on a popular level the letter to the Romans. The author places it in the larger story of the gospel and provides an overview of the content of the letter. At the end of the study, questions for further reflection are provided.
This paper reflects upon Christian social concern and action. Its focus is on the theme of eschatology and social concern. The author first deals with tensions in different views on eternal life and the return of Christ. He traces the apostle Paul's concern in Romans and 1 Corinthians regarding the correlation between eschatology and social involvement.