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Paul and His Letter to the Romans: Part Three

Prof. N.T. Wright walks students through the final portion of this profound Epistle written by the Apostle Paul.
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This course is Part Three of a three-part course covering the whole of Paul and His Letter to the Romans. This course, Romans: Part Three, is designed to take around ten weeks to complete and stands firmly on the platform Paul has made in Romans 1-8 and connects the ides of the mercies of God discussed in chapters 9-11.
Discover why the section of this Epistle in Romans 12-16 is every bit as vital as what has gone before. You will appreciate how this resounding conclusion is not merely an ethical application with rules for how to behave. Rather, what God has done in the Gospel is to construct a new community.
In this section you will explore questions such as:
•What does it mean to live as the faithful people of God who are ‘doing and being’ the Gospel in the world?
•In what ways is the Christian more than getting your life in order? How can ‘a living sacrifice’ be an appeal to give your whole self to God in worship?
•Is Paul saying to just do what the government tells you to do in Romans 13?
•How can we live in light of the fact that in Jesus, God’s new world has broken in to the present age?
•Why are both unity and holiness vital for the church today?
•What is going on in the list of greetings in the final chapter?
The textbook is Prof. Wright’s commentary on Romans in the Paul for Everyone series published by John Knox Press in the U.S. and SPCK in the UK.    
The structure of the course includes:   
•   Lectures by Prof. Wright   
•   Quizzes to assess comprehension   
•   Student discussions    
•   Interaction with Prof. David Seemuth, your co-instructor for the course   
•   Textbook readings   
•   Interaction with the biblical text itself   
If you are interested in a deeper knowledge of a new kind of thinking that leads to unity, holiness, and living worship of the Creator God, then this course is for you. We invite you to enroll! 

You will learn

✓ Embrace the beauty of this magnificent letter from the pen of the Apostle Paul.
✓ Understand the historical background that is so important to discerning the meaning of this pivotal epistle.
✓ Discern how the Apostle Paul brings forth an argument with majesty and complexity.
✓ Explain the movement of the main themes in Paul’s Letter to the Romans.
✓ Dig deeply into the intricacies of specific sections within the letter.
✓ Explicate how the strands of key thoughts keep interweaving through the text much as a major symphonic orchestral work returns to movements that reinforce the underlying elements of the work.
✓ Discuss how key theological ideas and thoughts are worked through by the Apostle Paul.


• Students should obtain the commentary by Prof. Wright, Paul for Everyone: Romans, Part Two (John Knox, 2005) ISBN-10: 0664229123.

This course is for

• Any student of the Bible should be interested in this most powerful letter of the New Testament. Paul and His Letter to the Romans provides the basis for so much theology upon which Christians stand that this letter must be studied in depth.
• While this course will contain some rather elaborate explanations, the beginning student interested in the New Testament will still be able to understand much of what Prof. Wright explains.
N.T Wright received his BA, MA and D.Phil. from Oxford University. He taught New Testament at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities 1978-1993. He was Dean of Lichfield, then Canon of Westminster, then Bishop of Durham (Church of England), 1994-2010.  Prof. Wright is Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and is currently Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. He has published over 85 books and hundreds of articles.  In 2014 Prof. Wright received the Burkitt Medal from the British Academy for services to New Testament scholarship. He enjoys music, golf the Isle of Harris, and spending time with his family in the midst of a busy schedule of writing and travelling.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 55m
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Next start: On Demand

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