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Paul's Letter to the Romans




Paul intended his letters to be read publicly before the congregation. 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.


We reviewed Paul's letter to the Romans in six sessions from Mar. 4, 2001 to Apr. 29, 2001 using a video series Romans. The Greatest Letter Even Written featuring the Anglican scholar N. T. Wright, Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey in London.



Sessions Downloads*


PDF Format

Rich Text

1. Introduction to Paul's Letter to the Romans

Handout (22KB)  

2. Romans 1-4. God's Justice Revealed in Christ


3. Romans 5-8. God's New Exodus in Christ

Handout (28KB)  

4. Romans 9-11. God's Faithfulness to Israel


5. Romans 12-16. God's People in God's World


6. Romans Then and Now

Handout (18KB)  


*To download an overhead set or handout, click and hold (Macintosh) on the link in the bright blue box under the desired format,  or right-click (Windows) the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link as." Information on the format of the downloadable files can be found here


The session titles are taken from the video series Romans. The Greatest Letter Even Written.


Presentations were by David Monyak.







Primary Reference

Video. Romans. The Greatest Letter Even Written. N. T. Wright. Tabgha Foundation, Minneapolis. Available from CARES (Center for Advanced Religious External Studies), P.O. Box 863, Forest, VA, 24551. 800-665-2149.


Other References on Romans

Commentary on Romans, by Ernst Käsemann Eerdmans. Grand Rapids, MI. 1980.

The Epistle to the Romans. The Pillar New Testament Commentary, Leon Morris. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids / Cambridge, 1988.

Romans and the People of God: Essays in Honor of Gordon D. Fee on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday. Edited by: Soderlund, Sven K. and N. T. Wright, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids/Cambridge, 1999.


References on St. Paul and his Letters

The Climax of the Covenant: Christ and the Law in Pauline Theology. N. T. Wright Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 1992. 316 pp.

What Saint Paul Really Said, N.T. Wright, Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1997


Reference on N.T. Wright

A Christianity Today article from 1999 on Wright, from a series "The New Theologians," is available at this link in the Christianity Today web site.