May 11, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TH 4888 - Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Paul’s Letter to the Romans is central to understanding Paul and the early communities of believers in Jesus Christ in their first-century historical context, as well as to interpreting Paul’s theology. This course will focus on a close historical-critical reading of the text, including investigation of Roman, Greek, Jewish, and Christian historical and cultural factors, why Paul wrote this letter and intended to travel to Rome, the historical, rhetorical, and theological messages that arise in Paul’s arguments, and the interpretive traditions, and implications of the various choices maintained by them. Students will also be introduced to the newer perspectives on Paul that are challenging long-held views and advancing respectful inter-faith dialogue and interaction.


This course fulfills the Christianity requirement.

Prerequisite: TH 1000 , TH 1020 , TH 1050  or TH 2000 .