How to study the book of Romans
Romans is one of the most well-known books of the Bible.
You’ve probably heard a hundred sermons from the book of Romans. You might list Romans 8 as one of your favorite passages. You might be aware that Romans contains some of the key passages on predestination, the doctrine of justification, the doctrine of sanctification, and other core doctrines of the church. And you probably know the role a verse from Romans played in Martin Luther’s articulation of the 95 theses that launched the Reformation.
Romans has had a life-changing impact on the lives of millions of people. It’s not hard to argue that this short letter written to a group of Christians two thousand years ago has changed world history.
So whether you know it or not, you have probably been influenced by the book of Romans.
It’s difficult to know where to start
The irony is that the very importance of Romans is what makes it such a difficult book to study in a serious way.
The fact that it speaks to many of the core doctrines of the church also means it’s one of the most argued-about books of the Bible.
Scholars have written back and forth over the centuries. Passages from Romans have been used as ammunition in fights over justification, election, salvation, and the life and work of Paul. That's just the start.
It’s probable that more churches have split and friendships have ended over topics covered in Romans—more than any other book of the Bible.
If you’re looking to study Romans, it can be difficult to find a good overview or a good authority on it.
This prevents many people from even starting. And it prevents many people who have some familiarity with the book from digging deeper into it.
What’s the best entry into Romans?
You shouldn’t need to spend years of your life to understand one of the most important books of the Bible.
Perhaps you’re looking for a clear authority—a way to understand not only how Romans has been read in the past, but also how it can be read today.
Perhaps you’ve absorbed pieces of Romans over the years, and the time has come to put it all together.
Introducing a new way to learn about the book of Romans
Douglas Moo’s new online course on the book of Romans provides you with an accessible yet rigorous introduction.
Few people know Romans as well as Dr. Moo. He has been researching, writing about, and teaching Romans for decades. He’s one of today’s most well-known and widely-respected scholars of the book.
In this course, you’ll work through the entire book of Romans from start to finish. You’ll get access to HD video lectures filmed specifically for this course, as well as the text of Moo's commentary on Romans found in the NIV Application Commentary series.
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Why this online course is the best way to study Romans
You can work at your own pace.
If you can commit only 20 minutes per day, then in less than a year, you’ll have completed the entire course.
Because the course is self-directed, you can work it around your schedule. And we’ll send helpful reminders to keep you on track.
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Thousands of students from a variety of backgrounds and with a number of learning styles have successfully learned online through this platform, and you can, too.
The course is structured in a way that ensures you learn each concept thoroughly and well before you move on to the next one.
In fact, everything about the course—from how the videos are produced to how the course is structured—is designed with your success in mind. Simply click “next” and work through each section. Even the videos are broken into small lectures, so you don’t need to worry about trying to absorb an hour's worth of material in one sitting.
You get an amazing value
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