This unit provides an introduction to Paul’s letters to the Romans and Galatians through a focus on selected passages in the two letters in their first-century context. Identifying and interacting with the major themes in Romans and Galatians, students will consider the implications of the two letters for the life and mission of the church today.

Unit code: BN0148W

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Diploma

Unit discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning outcomes


Describe aspects of the social, economic, political, and religious context of Romans and Galatians


Understand and interpret selected passages in Romans and Galatians with sound interpretive methods


Articulate key themes in Romans and Galatians


Utilise interpretive tools such as Bible dictionaries, commentaries, and reference works on the New Testament


Identify and articulate the implications of Romans and Galatians for the church today

Unit sequence

No pre-requisite units


Lectures and class discussion

Indicative Bibliography

  • Byrne, Brendan J. Galatians and Romans. Collegeville, MI: Liturgical Press, 2010.
  • Gaventa, Beverly Roberts. When in Romans. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2016.
  • Gombis, Timothy G. Paul: A Guide for the Perplexed. London: T & T Clark, 2010.
  • Gorman, Michael J. Reading Paul. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2008.
  • Jervis, L. Ann. Galatians. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1999.
  • Jewett, Robert. Romans: A Short Commentary. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013.
  • Keener, Craig. Romans. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2009.
  • Moo, Douglas J., Ralph P. Martin and Julie Wu. Romans, Galatians. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2016.
  • Wright, Tom. Paul for Everyone: Romans 1–8. London: SPCK, 2005.
  • Wright, Tom. Paul for Everyone: Romans 9–16. London: SPCK, 2005.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

250 10.0
Short Answer Tests

Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

250 10.0
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

1500 40.0
Exegetical Essay

Exegetical Essay

1500 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 23 Sep, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:50 +1000