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  Epistle to the Romans
The Epistle to the Romans is the longest of Saint Paul's letters and is therefore placed first among the letters in the New Testament of the Bible.
Romans is a particularly rich and complex epistle; its teachings on justification, the Jews, and attitudes toward civil government have been debated from the Reformation to the present.
His epistle was a "word in season." Himself deeply impressed with a sense of the value of the doctrines of salvation, he opens up in a clear and connected form the whole system of the gospel in its relation both to Jew and Gentile.
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  Epistle to the Romans
The Epistle to the Galatians is a polemical work, and is composed in a polemical spirit with the object of averting an imminent evil; the Epistle to the Romans is written in a time of quiet peace, and directed to a Church with which the author desires to enter into closer relations.
In the Epistle to the Galatians Paul had already defended his teaching against the attacks of the extreme Jewish Christians; in contrast with the Epistle to the Galatians, this to the Romans was not evoked by the excitement of a polemical warfare.
The faith described in the Epistle to the Romans, as elsewhere in St. Paul's writings and in the New Testament in general, is furthermore a trusting faith, e.
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Epistle to the Galatians, this to the Romans was not evoked by the excitement of a polemical warfare.
Epistle of St. James were composed shortly after the year 60, it might, in view of the lively intercourse among the Christians, have been influenced by the misunderstood views of the teachings of St.
Romans 2:13; Revelation 22:11), as corresponds to the object or the Epistle.
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 Rogma International - Romans
The Epistle to the Romans by the Apostle Paul is a greater part of this influence than any other book of the Bible.
Romans is a study that displays such powerful intelligence that it shows a deeper and wiser view of truth than ever thought up by human minds.
The Epistle to the Romans is a series of 24 individual lessons and accompanying exams written in English that will help you lay a foundation to understanding God's Word.
www.rogma.org /lessons/romans/romans.htm   (248 words)

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One decisive proof that in our epistle we are listening to the voice of one who lived after the death of Paul in 64 C.E. is to be found in the manner in which the question of the rejection of Israel is handled in chs.
The study of the "epistle" from the point of view of is probable composition enables us to distinguish what treatises or portions of treatises were probably made use of before the text came into existence in its present form.
In this case, according to the epistle, he was a Christian, one of the Pauline School, a polished and educated man with a heart full of zeal for the religious needs of humanity: a Paulinist, however, of the right wing.
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This course covers the Epistle of Romans, the first epistle in order in the New Testament because it is certainly the most important doctrinal epistle.
Romans was also written to defeat the false teachers who were trying to confuse the believers of that day.
The next sections cover the Roman Catholic Church 700-1500 A.D., the Waldenses, the Roman Catholic Inquisition, the Bible in the Middle Ages, John Wycliffe and the Lollards, the Protestant Reformation, the Catholic Counter-Reformation, the Bibles of the Reformation, the Anabaptists of the Reformation, and Revival and Missions in the 1700s.
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An Exposition of Van Manen's Epistle to the Romans
Romans is one of the four letters of Paul known as the Hauptbriefe, which are universally accepted as authentic.
In short, this epistle has exerted a powerful influence on all branches of the Christian Church, and its impact on the lives and thought of prominent Christian thinkers through the years has been second, perhaps, only to the canonical gospels.
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 Messianic Grace Study: The Epistle to the Romans
Romans asserts that salvation is universal in its scope.
Granting that Romans 16 is an integral part of the epistle, it was sent to Rome bv Phoebe, a deaconess of the church of Cenchrea, who was traveling in that direction (16:1).
Romans was written as a substitute for immediate personal contact and as preparatory for making the Roman church a missionary center comparable to Antioch, Ephesus, Philippi, and the other cities where Paul had labored.
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 The Epistles of St. Paul to the Thessalonians, Galatians and Romans (1894) - vol. 1 Romans: The Online Library of ...
The remainder of the Epistle is a practical exhortation to Christian graces and moral virtues; commencing with a general invitation to a holy life, or, as the Apostle expresses it in language borrowed from the Law, to present the body a living sacrifice.
On the other hand, the Epistle to the Romans, except in one or two passages, has a tone of calmness and deliberation: it is spiritual and ideal; the distance at which the Apostle places himself from the strifes of the Church, enabling him to take a more extended survey of the purposes of God.
Whether in the Epistle to the Romans he is alluding to the Jewish observance of the Sabbath is uncertain; his main point is that the matter, whatever it was, should be left indifferent, and not determined by any decision of the Church.
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 USCCB - NAB - Romans 1
In Romans the Pauline praescriptio is expanded and expressed in a formal tone; it emphasizes Paul's office as apostle to the Gentiles.
Romans 1:3-4 stress the gospel or kerygma, Romans 1:2 the fulfillment of God's promise, and Romans 1:1, 5 Paul's office.
Jew first (cf Romans 2:9-10) means that Jews especially, in view of the example of Abraham (Romans 4), ought to be the leaders in the response of faith.
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From the vantage-point given by Romans, the whole landscape of the Bible is open to view, and the broad relation of the parts to the whole becomes plain.
Paul’s comments in Romans 1:8-15 and 15:22-29, when compared to the events of Acts 18:1-2 and 20:3, 6, 18, point to a time of writing late in 57 or early 58 A.D. This was at the close of Paul's third missionary journey during the three months he was in Greece (Acts 20.3).
Beginning in Romans 6 through the rest of the Epistle, Paul's entire discourse, excluding chapters 9-11 (which Paul devotes to discussing the present and future of Israel in the light of its national rejection of the Messiah), is on the matter of righteous living after salvation.
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 EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS - Online Information article about EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS
kernel of the epistle, its obvious motive is to be found in the need of explaining to Gentile Christians the reasons for Israel's apparent rejection, and passages like i.
But there is a deeper and a worthier reason for the contrast in tone between this epistle and those written to the Galatian and Corinthian churches.
early reception of the epistle in the church, Gregory's Canon and Text of the N.T.
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 Epistle to Romans
Epistle to Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Epistle to Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Epistle to Romans 7:2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
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 Romans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
A verse-by-verse study of this great Epistle of Christian doctrine and practice, to the Jewish and gentile Christians in Rome, the Universal City.
To receive Dr. Hill's ROMANS study, either as an e-mail subscription or as attached files (MS Word), see the information at the bottom of the Grace Notes home page.
The rest of the Romans study is available either as an e-mail subscription or as an attached file.
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 An Exposition of Van Manen's Epistle to the Romans - Thomas Whittaker
The faith of the Roman Christians is spoken of throughout the whole world (1:8); so that the Apostle can put it on a level with his own (1:12): and yet he speaks of himself as striving to preach the Gospel not where Christ was named, lest he should build upon another man's foundation (15:20).
In the Epistle to the Romans almost nothing is said of his life on earth: to the cross there is only one allusion (6:6).
Those who find in the Epistle to the Romans an image of the personality of Paul have already formed their ideal of the Apostle from a study of the writings attributed to him, so that the argument is circular.
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This can be especially deduced from Romans chapter 15, verses 20-29, where Paul states that he was detained from visiting them, for his ambition to proclaim the Gospel only in those places where Christ was not yet known; for he preferred not to be building on another man’s work.
The epistle of Paul to the Colossians is an example of a scroll which had escaped the fate of “loose-leaf” shuffling, and which is intact today probably because it was copied and passed on due to the apostle’s instruction that it also be read in the church of the Laodiceans.
The epistle commending Phoebe as a courier is a separate entity as evidenced by the greetings to its Ephesian recipients, and should not be regarded as a part of the original epistle to the Romans, but, as suggested above, is an introductory letter subjoined to the epistle.
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 Epistle to the Romans
Romans deals with justification by faith, the doctrine that believers achieve salvation through faith, central to St. Paul's teaching and to Christianity...
Paul uses the same scheme in the Letters to the Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, and Colossians: The first part is faith in Jesus the Christ, the second part is what the Christian has to do with Christ in his heart...
Romans deals with justification by faith, the doctrine that believers achieve salvation through faith, central to St. Paul's teaching...
www.biblia.com /jesusbible/romans.htm   (2431 words)

 Epistle to the Romans
Romans deals with justification by faith, the doctrine that believers achieve salvation through faith, central to St. Paul's teaching and to Christianity...
Paul uses the same scheme in the Letters to the Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, and Colossians: The first part is faith in Jesus the Christ, the second part is what the Christian has to do with Christ in his heart...
Romans deals with justification by faith, the doctrine that believers achieve salvation through faith, central to St. Paul's teaching...
biblia.com /jesusbible/romans.htm   (2431 words)

 HPR | Spiritual Exercises Based on Paul's Epistle to the Romans
Ignatius has his own particular way of relating what is known to our imagination of what further it might be like to have been there and to savor the meaning of the various scenes in the life of Christ.
His discussion of the Gentiles who do not know God, of the chapters on the fate of Israel, of the discussions of Adam and Christ, sin and grace, are cast in such a way that their often opaqueness to the ordinary reader becomes convincingly sensible and a guide to both understanding and action.
In short, Spiritual Exercises Based on Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, however unexpected a title, is a welcome and most useful guide from a man who has spent his life reflecting on not just the text but what it means in our on-going lives in faith, freedom, and grace.
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Romans: Introduction and Outline by Professor Barry D. Smith, Atlantic Baptist University, in Religious Studies 1023: The New Testament and Its Context.
Romans: Introduction, Argument and Outline by Daniel B. Wallace at the Biblical Studies Foundation.
Epistle to the Romans, W.C. Van Manen, 1900.
www.textweek.com /pauline/romans.htm   (985 words)

 Bible Study on Romans
In the eyes of the rest of the Christian world, the Roman congregation shared the prestige of the imperial capital.
Perhaps for this reason, Romans is Paul's longest letter and the most systematic presentation of his theology.
Romans and the People of God: Essays in Honor of Gordon D. Fee on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday.
www.stjohnadulted.org /romans.htm   (241 words)

 Romans Introduction - A Study Guide by Mark A. Copeland
Such an epistle would arm the church at Rome against those who would pervert the gospel or suggest that it was inadequate by itself.
THEME: Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
The bulk of his epistle is devoted to explaining why and how the gospel of Christ is God's power to save those who believe.
www.ccel.org /contrib/exec_outlines/ro/ro_00.htm   (713 words)

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