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Romans: Suffering and Justice

Semester 2
Night Class
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This unit explores Paul’s letter to the Roman Christ-communities in the context of mid-first century life in the imperial capital. It focuses on Paul’s theology of suffering and how he addresses the situation of the urban population of Rome, generating hope for those from many nations and cultures enslaved in the service of the powerful. The gospel of the righteousness (justice) of God revealed through Jesus Christ for Jews and Gentiles will be read and interpreted in dialogue with recent Pauline scholarship. The unit will include studies of selected texts in Romans concerning suffering and justice, with discussions on the implications for the church today.

Undergraduate: BN2033W / BN3033W (Classroom)
or BN2733W / BN3733W (Online)
Postgraduate: BN9033W (Classroom) or BN9733W (Online)
Undergraduate (Level 2 or 3) and Postgraduate
New Testament (BN)
Biblical Studies (B)
Undergraduate: First-level introductory unit in New Testament (BN1001W or equivalent)
Postgraduate: Foundation unit in New Testament (BN8001W or equivalent)
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Siu Fung Wu   view profile >
Class Time
2021: Three hours per week
Also available online