Greek Exegesis 2 - Romans
This course is an exegetical and interpretive study of the epistle to the Romans based on the Greek text. Following a two-step hermeneutical approach, we will look closely at the Greek text and learn to understand and articulate its original historical meanings. We will then reflect on the contemporary relevance of the epistle. Elements to be studied include all passages in the epistles from exegetical, grammatical, translational and theological perspectives.
In this class, students will grow in their ability to read and analyze the Greek New Testament by working through significant portions of Romans. The course is structured around weekly translation assignments. Assigned readings will be used to introduce the student to the background and theology of Romans. An online forum will be set up on Avenue to Learn (A2L) to facilitate a collaborative learning environment.
- To become familiar with the Greek text for use in teaching and preaching ministry
- To gain an understanding of exegetical and theological issues involving Romans and to be able to identify the relevant text(s)
- To know more advanced concepts for study of the Greek of the NT and exegetical methods that aid in the interpretation of individual passages
- To become competent interpreters of the text
- To appreciate the value of being able to exegete the Greek text for use in ministry
- To allow Romans to motivate, form and transform faith and Christian way of life
- To master the skills necessary to exegete the Greek text
- To explain key topics and major exegetical issues related to Romans
- To develop and practice responsible exegetical methods that draw upon the varied resources available (opentext.org, Greek grammar, commentaries, etc.)