Greek Exegesis: Romans

REL588
Spring 2017
M 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Area: 
Area I
MDIV Requirements: 
New Testament
Permission Not Required
Limited Enrollment
Course Description: 

There is no other letter in the New Testament that has had the impact on the history of Christianity that Romans has.  From the garden in which Augustine heard a voice reading from Romans that led to his conversion through Luther’s lectures on it at the University of Wittenberg in 1515-1516 until Karl Barth wrote his famous commentary that changed the landscape of Protestant theology in the early twentieth century, Romans has played a significant role in pivotal moments.This course will consist of a close reading of the Greek text of Romans.  We will also explore some of the larger issues raised both by the text and by the reception of the text in the history of Christianity and in the contemporary Church.

Background Expected: 

2 years of Greek

Course Requirements: 

Careful reading of the assigned primary and secondary texts and a major paper due the final day of class.

Basis of Evaluation: 

Class participation, final examination, and a major paper.