Unlocking Romans

The unit Unlocking Romans engages students in a critical examination of the English text of the Epistle to the Romans. It examines the historical context, structure and content of the Epistle with attention given to its theological themes and implications for ministry. As an Advanced Elective unit, this unit builds on the interpretive and exegetical skills formed in pre-requisite units and forms a part of a major in the Discipline of Biblical Studies.

Study Level



Biblical Studies

Credit Points



18 Credit points of B units, including either B7101 Introduction to Biblical Studies or B7150 Introduction to the New Testament


B9261 Letter to the Romans

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse the significance of the historical, socio-cultural and religious background for interpreting the Epistle to the Romans
  2. Identify the major themes, emphases and principal theological arguments of Romans
  3. Exegete selected passages from Romans
  4. Integrate significant secondary literature into the critical study of Romans
  5. Incorporate insights from Romans to a range of life and ministry situations.
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