This postgraduate unit  extends students’ abilities in Biblical research by studying one of the major texts of the New Testament in close detail utilising insights into the literary genre of the ancient letter and relevant rhetorical strategies of the time, as well as contemporary historical-critical methodologies for studying New Testament letters. It focuses on the principal theological concepts of Romans, such as justification, faith, and Paul’s understanding of the law and reconciliation.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



9 credit points in Biblical Studies.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critically account for the historical, socio-cultural and religious background of the Roman Christian communities
  2. appraise the principal theological arguments of Romans
  3. critically exegete selected passages from Romans
  4. integrate into formal essay writing, critical scholarship on Romans
  5. employ their acquired knowledge in preaching, liturgy and spiritual and pastoral leadership
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