The Epistle to the Romans is Paul's most detailed presentation of his gospel, the good news about Jesus Christ that he proclaims among Gentiles and Jews. Indeed, one might say that Romans is a summary of the gospel according to Paul.
Imagine taking a course on this vital book with one of the nation's leading New Testament scholars as your teacher. Now you can.
Through this series, see how the Apostle deals with the issues that have become the foundational questions of Christian Theology: What is the human situation like when humanity tries to live without God? How does God justify and reconcile humanity? What is the relationship of the Christian to the powers of Sin and Death now that Christ has come? What is the role of the Israel in God's redemptive plan? How ought Christians to live their daily lives?
In this 6-topic course, Professor Fr. Frank Matera addresses the following topics: (1) The occasion that led Paul to write his letter to the Romans; (2) The nature and meaning of God's saving righteousness; (3) The human plight apart from God; (4) How God resolved the human plight through the death and resurrection of his Son; (5) The new situation in which the redeemed find themselves because of God's work of justification and reconciliation through Christ; (6) Paul's description of the Christian's new life the Spirit.
To encounter Romans is to hear the gospel in a new and challenging way. To read Romans is to be confronted by the Word of God in a powerful way. To hear and study Romans is an opportunity to understand the Christian message in a new and mature manner.
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About Your Presenter
Frank J. Matera is the Andrews-Kelly-Ryan Professor of Biblical Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
A former president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, he has authored books on New Testament Ethics, New Testament Christology, and the Theology of the New Testament, as well as commentaries on Paul's letter to the Galatians and 2 Corinthians.
He is presently completing a commentary on Paul's letter to the Romans that will be published by Baker Academic in its series of commentaries entitled Paideia.
- The Occasion for Paul's Letter to the Romans
- The Theme of the Letter
- The Human Plight apart from Christ
- The Resolution of the Plight
- The New Situation of the Redeemed
- Life in the Spirit