Does the rabbinic tradition have a concept of original sin? This article first gives an overview of the view in the rabbinic tradition of the origin of evil and original sin. Next, it gives a thorough treatment of the apostle Paul's idea of original sin by examining Romans 5:12-21, Romans 7:7-25, and 1 Corinthians 15:20-22.
Is the man of Romans 7:14-25 regenerate or unregenerate? What is the function of God's law for the converted, for the unconverted? These and other questions are addressed in this article.
What are the identity and theological significance of the "wretched man" of Romans 7? The thesis of this essay is that Romans 7:14-25 should be studied in relation to, on the one hand, what is called the Jewish doctrine of the "two Impulses," and on the other hand the immediate rhetorical context of Romans. It is argued that Paul is protecting himself from accusations of apostasy from the law of Moses and that he wants to indicate the universal need for the gospel.
This article offers a certain view of the identity of the wretched man of Romans 7. Is he regenerate or unregenerate?
The rise of postmodernism has helped to regain an appreciation for the corporate dimension of the self and the influence of one's group or interpretive community on the interpretive process. This is a reaction to modernism's radical individualism and lack of emphasis on group identities. This essay wants to apply some of the postmodern emphasis to the interpretation of Romans 7.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 7:20-25.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 7:14-20.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 7:7-14.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 7:1-6.