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This unit is an exegetical and thematic exploration of Paul’s letter to the Romans. The Christian community of Rome was known to Paul, but he had not visited them. For their part the Roman community of Jewish Christians was concerned that Paul’s message and praxis was an authentic one. The letter is written to pave the way for his impending visit and it is Paul’s attempt to address their concerns by articulating his understanding of the Christian message and wrestling with a number of significant theological issues including the place of Jesus in God’s saving history, the role of the Jewish Law, the failure of the people of Israel to accept Jesus as Messiah, the plight of all humanity under sin, and the possibility of all humanity being saved by faith in Jesus.

Unit Code: BN2017Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Engage competently in the exegesis of specific texts from Romans, making use of appropriate methodologies

2.

Describe Paul’s theology as it emerges from the letter to the Romans

3.

Exhibit critical awareness of the social, political and religious context of the Roman community

4.

Discuss critically the relationship between the context of Paul’s community in Rome, his personal experience, and his theological convictions

5.

Investigate, analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant secondary literature

Unit sequence

BA1020Y and BN1020Y or the equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures and discussion

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

2000 word exegetical paper

40.0

2500 word essay

60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-19 11:46:41 +1100