To fully understand Romans, you not only need to understand the social history of the book but also rhetoric—the ancient art of persuasion.
In A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Romans (10 hour course), Dr. Ben Witherington III provides a socio-rhetorical analysis of Paul’s letter to the Romans. Considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, Dr. Witherington examines the social setting of Paul’s writing and explores the culture of first-century Rome to reveal the specific issues Paul’s Roman audience was facing.
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At your own pace, through your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you’ll investigate the rhetoric Paul uses and consider the flow of Paul’s arguments to reveal the letter’s themes of the righteousness of God and the reconciliation of humanity—Jew and gentile—in Christ.
By the time you complete the course, you’ll be able to:
- Explain socio-rhetorical criticism and its application to Romans
- Discuss oral texts and oral cultures as well as their implications for Romans
- Describe the background of Romans
- Identify the rhetoric and rhetorical strategy of Romans
- Summarize the key interpretive principles for interpreting Romans
Don’t miss this opportunity to explore Romans in a new, fresh light through Mobile Ed: NT332 A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Romans.