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Mobile Ed: NT331 Book Study: Paul's Letter to the Romans
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Mobile Ed: NT331 Book Study: Paul's Letter to the Romans

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Lexham Press 2014

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Overview

Paul’s epistle to the Romans is one of the most important theological treatises ever written. In this upper-division course, Douglas Moo traces the major theological themes of Romans, following Paul’s flow of thought from argument to argument. Moo covers essential historical and theological backgrounds, and brings students into Romans’ traditional interpretations and the newer ideas developed by the New Perspective on Paul.

Video lectures from this course are also available separately on DVD.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Recognize the most important theological themes in Romans
  • Identify the major subsections of Romans
  • Describe how Paul constructs his arguments and connects with his audience
  • Define key theological terms and explain how Paul uses them

Course Outline

Unit 1: Introduction

  • Introducing the Course and the Speaker
  • The Occasion of Romans
  • Creating an Introduction to the Book of Romans
  • Paul’s Audience for Romans
  • The Purpose of Romans
  • The Theme and Emphasis of Romans
  • The Letter’s Introduction
  • Investigating the Genitive Construction in Romans 1:5
  • The Theme of the Letter (Romans 1:16–17)
  • Conducting a Word Study on the Term “Gospel” in Romans
  • The Essence of the Good News
  • The Meaning of “Righteousness of God”
  • Identifying the Common Greek Root for “Righteousness” and “Justify”
  • Quiz – Unit 1

Unit 2: The Universal Reign of Sin

  • Humanity’s Need for Salvation
  • The Condemnation of Homosexuality
  • Jews and the Judgment of God
  • Doing What the Law Requires
  • Paul and the Law
  • Exploring the Different Meanings of the Term “Law” in Romans
  • The Spirit and the Law
  • Under the Power of Sin
  • The Works of the Law
  • Evaluating the New Perspective
  • Quiz – Unit 2

Unit 3: Justification by Faith

  • Justification and the Righteousness of God
  • God’s Righteousness and Christ’s Faithfulness
  • Righteousness and Redemption
  • Comparing English Translations of the Greek Term Hilastērion
  • Righteousness and Holiness
  • By Faith Alone
  • The Doctrine of Justification
  • Four Basic Questions on Justification
  • The Meaning and Basis of Justification
  • The Timing of Justification
  • The Means of Justification
  • Justification and Judgment
  • Abraham’s Faith
  • Quiz – Unit 3
  • Midterm Exam

Unit 4: The Hope of Salvation

  • Following the Argument of Romans 1–8
  • Using Visual Filters to See Major Divisions in Romans
  • Reading Romans 5–8
  • The Historical Adam Debate
  • Believers and Sin
  • Old Man versus New Man
  • Concepts of Righteousness
  • Christians and the Law
  • The Relationship of Believers to the Old Testament Law
  • The Old Testament Law and Christ’s Law
  • The Purpose of the Law in Salvation
  • Locating All the Questions in the Book of Romans
  • The Timing of Paul’s Experience in Romans 7
  • The Law of God and the Law of Sin
  • The Ministry of God’s Spirit
  • Researching the Work of the Holy Spirit in Romans
  • The Destiny of Creation
  • Christians and Environmentalism
  • Assurance for the Future
  • Quiz – Unit 4

Unit 5: God’s Faithfulness and Israel

  • The Gospel and Israel
  • The Title “God” for Christ
  • Who is “Israel”?
  • Romans 9 and Election
  • Hosea in Romans 9
  • Identifying Old Testament Quotes and Allusions in Romans
  • Two Kinds of Righteousness
  • Israel’s Responsibility
  • Has God Rejected His People?
  • The Gentile Christian Audience
  • The Recurring Pattern in Romans 11:12–32
  • “All Israel Will Be Saved”
  • Who Is Israel and When Will They Be Saved?
  • The Quotation of Isaiah 59:20
  • Investigating an Old Testament Quote in Romans 11:26
  • Quiz – Unit 5

Unit 6: Christian Conduct

  • The Gospel in Everyday Life
  • Total Transformation
  • Worship in Everyday Life
  • The Renewing of the Mind
  • Relationships with Other Christians
  • Sincere Love
  • Governing Authorities
  • Submit to the Authorities
  • Authority to Punish and Tax
  • Love and Law
  • Salvation Is Nearer Now
  • Liberty and Love
  • Addressing the Weak and the Strong
  • Exercise Liberty in Love
  • Accepting All Brothers and Sisters in Christ
  • Paul’s Plans for Ministry
  • Paul’s Greetings to the Roman Christians
  • Paul’s Greetings to Women
  • A Warning and Final Remarks
  • The Closing Doxology
  • Quiz – Unit 6

Conclusion

  • Summary of the Theme
  • Final Exam

Product Details

  • Title: NT331 Book Study: Paul’s Letter to the Romans
  • Instructor: Douglas J. Moo
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 10

About Douglas J. Moo

Dr. Douglas Moo teaches New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. For over 20 years, his ministry was based at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. His academic interests revolve around the interface of exegesis and theology. Dr. Moo seeks to model to students a rigorous approach to the Greek text that always asks the “so what” questions of ultimate significance and application. The Pauline and general epistles have been his special focus within the NT canon.

In the next few years, he will be writing commentaries on Galatians and Hebrews, a Pauline theology, and a theological and practical book on creation care.

Dr. Moo has also been active in his local church, serving as elder most years, teaching and preaching to the church, and conducting home Bible studies. Because of his New Testament expertise, he has served on the Committee on Bible Translation—the group of scholars charged with revising the text of the NIV and with producing the TNIV.

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