OPEN APR 27, 2020 – JUL 01, 2020 1,050 $
Romans and Galatians
In his “Introduction to the Epistle to the Romans” (1522), Martin Luther wrote, “This epistle is the proper heart of the New Testament in the clearest expression of the Gospel. It is truly worthy and valuable that a Christian not only memorizes this epistle word-for-word, but is also daily occupied with it as the daily bread for the soul.” Whoever understands the Epistle to the Romans, according to Luther’s conviction, has unlocked the meaning of nearly the entire Bible.
COURSE NUMBERBBS4D5603
DURATION8 WEEKS + RESEARCH
PACETUTOR GUIDED STARTING MAY/05/2020
MODULEXEGESIS
COURSE LANGUAGEENGLISH
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTAVAILABLE IN ENGLISH
LEVELBACHELOR
CREDIT HOURS4
TOTAL TIME120 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH

What you´ll learn

Romans, Galatians: Exegetical study
In his “Introduction to the Epistle to the Romans” (1522), Martin Luther wrote, “This epistle is the proper heart of the New Testament in the clearest expression of the Gospel. It is truly worthy and valuable that a Christian not only memorizes this epistle word-for-word, but is also daily occupied with it as the daily bread for the soul.” Whoever understands the Epistle to the Romans, according to Luther’s conviction, has unlocked the meaning of nearly the entire Bible.
In fact, the Epistle to the Romans has always been of central importance for the Christian faith. Many of the greatest theologians throughout world history found in these texts the foundation and beginning of their greatest work, including Augustine, Martin Luther, and Karl Barth. In this letter, the Apostle Paul unfolds his fundamental thesis of justification by faith, which then became the foundation of reformed theology. There are also other foundational themes that find expression in Romans: the question of predestination, the role of Israel and God’s redemptive plan, the relationship between Christians and the State, and other themes.
The Epistle to the Galatians is compactor than Romans. It emphasizes the great theme of Christian liberty as well as a more concise expression of justification by faith. Galatians also gives insight into the ministry history of the Apostle Paul. The letter also expresses with great clarity how Christians can stumble, even following the reception of significant wisdom about God. This course gives expression to the great significance of these two epistles for the Christian church and its theology.

Course Goals

  • The student describes the significance of Romans and Galatians for the Christian faith.
  • The student summarizes the most significant content of Romans and Galatians.
  • The student expresses various interpretive traditions of Romans and Galatians

Acquired Skills

  • Practicing independent exegetical analysis of the letters.
  • Describing core elements of Pauline theology
  • developing reflection of one’s own understanding of faith, sin, and justification based on Romans and Galatians.
OPEN APR 27, 2020 – JUL 01, 2020
1,050 $

Contents of the course in detail

Romans, Galatians: Exegetical study
  • Key introductory questions
  • Structure and content of the epistles
  • Exegetical analysis of specific passages

Faculty

To be announced

Final exam

Online test

Evaluation and Grading

Epistle outline quizzes (10%).
Romans content exam (40%).
Galatians content exam (20%).
Exegetical paper (30%).

Preparatory tasks for the students

Required reading (30 hours).

Proof of achievement

to be announced

Required Reading

To be announced.

Additional Bibliography

To be announced.