Romans-Ephesians: The Letter to the Roman Church and Letters From a Roman Prison

In this course you will study Paul's letters written both to and from Rome and his great theological statement on God's salvation.

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Rome was the capital of the world. Although Paul hadn’t yet visited there when he wrote his epistle to the Christians at Rome, he wanted to make certain they were clear on what the Gospel really was. In the Roman epistle, we have Paul’s great theological statement on God’s salvation. Later, Paul was imprisoned in Rome while waiting for his trial before Caesar. While there, he wrote four letters. In this course, Romans-Ephesians: The Letter to the Roman Church and Letters from a Roman Prison, we study the letters Paul wrote both to and from Rome.

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Group Exercises
  1. To introduce students to survey information related to the New Testament.
  2. To help develop critical and practical aptitudes in understanding the Bible.
  3. To provide scholarly information that will foster a better understanding of the historical and biblical context of the New Testament.
  • It's a good overview of Paul's prison letters

    — Elaine
  • Interesting subject matter. I enjoyed the course.

    — Michael
  • This is a "meaty" course, covering Romans, the Magnum Opus of Paul, as well as four Prison Epistles. The excursus on archaeology is tough too, but worth trudging through for enrichment. A course to be recommended highly.

    — Weng Yuen
  • Really enjoyed this course. Would like to delve more into Lesson 3: Archaeology and the New Testament. Fascinating lesson and would be interested in something more in depth to further my knowledge.

    — Alice
  • I appreciated the ability to retake the quizzes and learn the information better in that way. I would have enjoyed being able to have the option to listen to every document rather than just the lectures, but I appreciated being able to have the transcripts and listening guides available. Thank you!

    — Sarah
  • The teaching on archaeology was really in-depth.

    — Samuel
  • Thank you for a wonderful opportunity that has been afforded to us as students. Wonderful insights have been offered.

    — Johann
  • Good course and gave a balanced and solid view of these books as well as a good background of the culture and archaeology.

    — Walter
  • I really enjoyed the archaeology section and all the commentaries. It was very informative and gave me great insight into ways to teach these letters to my Bible students.

    — Joel
  • Unexpected to learn about the archaeological evidence that encompassed in this course but very useful and interesting

    — Jennifer
  • I really enjoyed the archaeological information.

    — Sharon
  • An excellent course!

    — Russell
  • There is a lot of reading. Maybe if you interspersed the discussion questions with the reading, it would make it feel less lengthy.

    — Audrey
  • Enjoyed working through the material of this course. Thank you so much, God Bless.

    — Toni
  • Thank you for the valuable course information.

    — Schalk
  • Good course. I learned a lot.

    — Nicholas
  • I really enjoyed this course, especially the readings and the archaeological discoveries. Understanding biblical culture is critical to understanding the Scriptures. This study opened my eyes to the world that existed in Jesus' day, and the evidence found in the centuries that followed support the biblical record. Most importantly, the course demonstrates that God's people must faithfully believe that the evidence of what He has done, is doing, and will do has been, is being, and will be revealed in God's time, not ours.

    — Deborah
  • This has been very exciting. The course was not what I thought it would be and I appreciate the way in which it was delivered, challenging and yet simple enough for anyone who wants to walk in Christ's footsteps. I want to know more.

    — David
  • This overall course was amazing. Thank you for providing such high-quality material.

    — Matthew

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Course Details

  • 3 Lessons
  • 16 Activities
  • 4 Assessments
  • 25 Min Average
  • 3 Hrs Minimum
  • 1.27 CEUs
  • Course Award

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Lecturer

Craig L. Blomberg, PhD