Epistle to the Romans

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  • Feminist Analysis Of The Slave Girl

    Acts chapter 16 contains a story of an unnamed slave-girl who was following Paul and Silas. When read with a feminist interpretation, the seemingly minor text revealed unique and problematic power differentials between the girl and the other characters. Every character in the story used the girl for a purpose, which illustrated the power differentials. The spirit of divination that possessed her used her to speak through, the apostle Paul used her by casting out her spirit, the owners used and owned her fortunetelling abilities, and Luke, the author of the text, used her to progress the story and eliminated her voice. Rather than referring to the slave-girl as “the slave-girl,” she has been named Nia, which means, “purpose” in Swahili. She was specifically named Nia to reflect that she was used for the purposes of the other characters in the text. Nia was possessed with a spirit of divination that allowed her to be a fortuneteller or medium. Although fortunetelling was condemned in Scripture, for example Deuteronomy 18: 9-11, 2 Kings 17:17, and Leviticus 19:3; it is assumed that the skill of fortunetelling was consulted because the skill was addressed so many times in Scripture. Having the spirit was of value to some degree, seeing how Nia earned money for her owners through her gift of fortunetelling. The spirit of divination used Nia by controlling what she said aloud. Nia had no choice in being possessed with the spirit, and no choice in what the spirit did…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Roman Road

    There are many different views on whether the biblical book of Romans accurately displays an accurate display of the gospel through the use of the “Roman Road” dialog. The Roman Road utilizes specific scriptures throughout the book and lays the foundation for the non-believer to get a glimpse of our sin and God’s grace and forgiveness. The method starts by declaring humans are sinful people, Romans 3:10 “as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;” Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and…

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  • St Paul's Tarsus Thesis

    One of the major philosophers from late antiquity is St. Paul, an apostle of Jesus and leader of the early Christian church. He was once known as Saul of Tarsus, and used his background as a Jew and Roman citizen to evangelize to all citizens in Jewish cultures within Roman cities when he became one of the most important writers in scripture and in Church tradition. In his time after Jesus’ death, he ministered to many church communities he formed in Europe and what was then Asia Minor through…

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  • The Apostle Paul's Epic Epistle The Book Of Romans

    Worldview has certainly helped shape my ever growing theological view on life. On this final assignment, I plan to take all that I have learned throughout this course and put my biblical worldview to the test. I want to discuss in this essay, exactly what the Apostle Paul’s epic epistle The Book of Romans teaches about many different aspects of the world and how it has affected my worldview. Most importantly in this essay, we will discuss what Romans 1 – 8 teaches regarding the natural world,…

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  • Epistle's Impact On Christianity

    About two thousand years ago, Saint Paul wrote epistles in order to preach the Gospel to the Romans. The epistles that he wrote have significant impacts on Christianity; and gave the adherents a clear message that Jesus is the Lord, and the only path to God. His Epistle to The Romans gave latter historians and believers sufficient information to study about Christianity, and its development. He was one of the most important leaders in the history of Christianity. Paul was an Anatolian rabbinical…

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  • Flavian Religion Essay

    Introduction In 69 BC, the Flavians rose to power during the Roman civil war and they reigned over the Roman Empire between 69 BC and 96 BC. The Flavian Dynasty include Vespasian (69-79 BC), and his two sons Titus (79-81 BC) and Domitian (81-96 BC). Under Domitian reign, the Romans instituted guidelines concerning worship, known today as the Flavian polices which led to extreme persecution of the early church. From issues with Flavian Policies and the Roman religious atmosphere, cultural…

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  • The Impact Of Saint Paul Of Tarsus

    of Jesus’s birth 10 AD, however it has not been recorded. (Online.infobase.com. 2016). His birth name was Saul and was born in the city of Tarsus, which was a Roman province of Cilia, located in modern day south-eastern Turkey. Saint Paul was born into an earnest Jewish family and he believed himself of being a Pharisee. [Phil. 3:5] (Yarbrough, 2016). When he was young his parents moved him to Jerusalem to receive an education, he attended a school managed by Gamaliel a famous rabbi called the…

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  • Non-Canonical Literature

    published book that presents the historical context of Romans through the literature that was present at the time of the composition of the Roman epistle, namely, the Second Temple Judaism era. Plenty of Bible scholars, such as John Piper, study the Bible by only using canonical Bible. Dr. Blackwell, Dr. Goodrich, and Dr. Maston, on the other hand, provided non-canonical literature to provide context. Through providing multiple articles that include insights regarding non-canonical literature,…

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  • Romans And Ephesians

    this question when we talk about out salvation. We can answer this question using the Hermeneutical guidelines, and help answer this difficult questions. When we go to answer this question we need to look to the context of the writings of Romans, and Ephesians, follow the guidelines for an Epistle, finally look at commentaries or outside help to answer this question. To begin with, we need to look at the context, context, context of Romans 9:6-20 which states “in order that God’s purpose in…

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  • On The Book Of Romans Essay

    On the Book of Romans Introduction The Book of Romans, in the Bible, is an old epistle of the Apostle Paul addressed to Roman Christians. It discusses the teaching and practice of the Christian faith and its principles. On a deeper and more specific level, however, it serves to inform its readers regarding the foundational truths of a biblical worldview. The truths that Paul mentions in this epistle may be found in the natural world, human identity, human relationships and culture. The…

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