Thematic and Application Essay


Addresses Learning Outcome(s)

Compare and evaluate different views on controversial issues in interpretation of Romans and Galatians

Discuss theological aspects of atonement and the work of the Spirit in Romans and Galatians

Evaluate proposals for applying Paul’s teaching to contemporary life and society

Write an essay of 2500 words on the following topics based on a study of relevant material in Romans and Galatians.

“c) How can Paul’s thinking on the justice of God in Romans and Galatians help Christians with contemporary issues they are likely to face in social justice or related areas? Compare at least two different views on this in your answer.”

AT3 Resources

Burk, D. (2008) Is Paul’s Gospel Counterimperial? Evaluating The Prospects Of The “Fresh Perspective” For Evangelical Theology. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 51 (2), 309-337.

Hawthorne, G.F. and Martin, R.P. (Eds) (1993) Dictionary of Paul and His Letters. Downers Grove: IVP: 827-837.
Moo, D. (1996) The Epistle to the Romans. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans: 69-91.
Moo, J. (2008) Romans 8.19-22 and Isaiah’s Cosmic Covenant. New Testament Studies, 54 (1), 74-89. PRO
Morris, L. (1988) The Epistle to the Romans. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans: 100-103
Turner, G. (2010) The Righteousness of God in Psalms and Romans. Scottish Journal of Theology, 63 (3), 285-301.
Williams, S.K. (1980) The ‘Righteousness of God’ in Romans. Journal of Biblical Literature, 99 (2), 241-290. RPC
Wu, S.F. (2008) “God’s Empowering Presence for His Restorative Justice Mission.” In Catford, C. (Ed) Following Fire. Springvale, Vic: UNOH: 97-109. R

*Please wright the number of page for the reference. For example, (Kruse 1996, p. 218).