Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture

A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey

series: Reading Christian Scripture

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12: Romans

Study Questions

  1. Most interpreters break the letter up into four sections. What are these sections, and what are their main themes?
  2. Read Romans 6 carefully. Put into your own words why it is not appropriate for believers just to keep on sinning.
  3. According to Romans 8 (and other passages in scripture), what do we know about Paul’s view of the fate of creation?
  4. Trace the theme of love through Chs. 12–16. Why is it such an important theme in the letter?