Romans Notes - Romans Undisputed letter Paul's longest letter To a community that Paul doesn't know Written to address problems\/has an occasion that

Romans Notes - Romans Undisputed letter Paul's longest...

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Romans Undisputed letter Paul's longest letter To a community that Paul doesn't know Written to address problems/has an occasion that prompts this Stylistic feature: diatribe (conversational tone and imagines a conversational partner) Responding to implied questions throughout the book Chapter 16, Tertius takes credit for writing down the letter (level of authorship) Jews were kicked out of the city of Rome in 49 AD Judaism and Christianity are not two distinct religions so Jewish Christians would've been kicked out, too In 54 AD, the Jews are allowed to return to Rome and it is shortly after this that Paul wrote Romans Written from Corinth and delivered by Phoebe Asks that the Jewish Christians in Jerusalem would accept this gift, it would reveal that they accept Gentile Christians as legitimate Christians in the Jewish community Greeting: Paul introduces himself and the sort of Gospel that he preaches because he doesn't really know them Probably addressed to a group of house churches, not one congregation A little more cautious/not as assertive to win them over Verses 16 and 17 are the thesis The Gospel is for everyone who has faith The gospel of the power of salvation reveals God's righteousness – references God's saving acts and His faithfulness** Faith is the basis for all humans to be included in salvation The Gentiles can be included in the concept of Christianity on the basis of righteousness and faith and everyone is equal (1:18-4:25) Paul focuses on the relationship between Jew and Gentile Implicit question: Are the Gentiles who didn't receive the Law accountable to their sin?

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