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Introduction to Romans								 1
Why Romans										 1
The Churches in Rome								 2
The Pastoral Context in Rome							 7
The Purpose of Romans								 9
The Perspective of this Commentary							 10
The Over-all Plan of Romans								 13
The Larger Thought World of Romans						 14
The Problem of Language								 17
Introduction, 1:1-15									 18
Prescript, 1:1-7									 18
Thanksgiving, 1:8-12									 23
Disclosure Formula, 1:13-15								 25
The Framing, 1:1-15, 15:14-33							 26
*Gospel										 27
+Gospel										 29
+The Obedience of Faith								 30
The Thesis Statement, 1:16-18							 31
The Thesis, 1:16									 32
The Gospel Reveals the Righteousness of God, 1:17					 35
The Gospel Reveals the Wrath of God, 1:18						 38
*Righteousness									 39
+God is Righteous									 42
+Jesus Defines God's Righteousness							 42
+Righteousness and Ethics are Linked						 43
+Righteousness Concerns Peoplehood						 43
+God's Righteousness Again								 44
The Revelation of the Wrath of God, 1:18-3:20					 45
The Impartial Judgment of God, 1:18-2:11						 46
The Inexcusability of Humanity, 1:19-21					 47
The Just Retribution of God, 1:22-2:3					 48
The Revelation of God's Righteous Judgment, 2:4-5			 	 51
The Judgment According to Works, 2:6-10					 51
*The Impartiality of God							 53
+Becoming What We Worship						 54
+The Challenge of Homosexuality						 55
+The Impartiality of God							 57
The Equality of Gentiles and Jews Before God's Judgment, 2:12-29		 58
The Equality of Judgment in Relation to the Law, 2:12-13			 59
The First Case of the Gentiles, 2:14-16					 60
The First Case of the Jews, 2:17-24						 61
The Second Case of the Jews, 2:25						 63
The Second Case of the Gentiles, 2:26-27					 63
The Relation of Circumcision and Obedience, 2:28-29			 63
The Objection of the Jews, 3:1-20							 67
The Diatribe, 3:1-9								 68
The Scriptural Warrant, 3:10-18						 71
The Conclusion, 3:19-20							 72
*The Picture of God								 75
*The Family Debate								 76
+The Faithfulness of God							 77
+The Language of Criticism							 77
The Revelation of the Righteousness of God, 3:21-26				 79
The Revelation, 3:21-22a								 81
The Means, 3:22b-25a								 82
The Purpose, 3:25b-26								 85
*The Faith of Jesus in Paul								 88
*The Faith of Jesus in Romans							 90
+The Righteousness of God								 91
+Salvation Effects Change								 93
One God Makes Righteous All People, 3:27-4:25					 94
The Dialogue, 3:27-4:2								 95
The Exposition of Scripture, 4:3:25							 99
*Abraham										106
+Abraham is Our Father								109
+Abraham Faiths God to do the Impossible						109
Summarizing the Argument, chs. 1-4						111
The Meaning of the Revelation of the Righteousness of God, 5:1-8:39		113
Peace with God, 5:1-11								114
The Basis, 5:1a								116
The Exhortations, 5:1b-8							116
The Basis, 5:9a								120
The Benefits, 5:9b-11								120
*Boasting									124
*Reconciliation								125
+The Problem of Suffering							125
+Reframing the Meaning of Christ's Death					126
+Salvation from Guilt and Shame						127
+The Politics of Peace							129
Victory of Christ over Sin, 5:12-21							131
Adam in the First Century							132
Apocalyptic Theologies of Sin						133
The Beginning and the End, 5:12 and 21					135
The Relation of Sin and Law, 5:13-14					137
The Comparison of Adam and Christ, 5:15-21				138
*Adam and Christ in 1 Corinthians						143
+The Preoccupation with Sin							145
+The Good News								146
The Death of the Old Humanity, 6:1-7:6						148
Sin that Grace May Abound, 6:1-11						150
Practice Sin to Enjoy Grace, 6:15-23						158
To Those Under the Law, 7:1-6						161
*Baptism									165
*Dying and Rising with Christ						167
+The Problem of Sin in the Church						168
+The Challenge of Baptism							170
+A Narrative Spirituality							170
Victory over the Flesh/Sin through Christ and the Spirit, 7:7-8:11			171
The Meaning of "Law"							173
The Meaning of the "I"							173
The Weakness of the Law due to the Flesh/Sin, 7:7-25			176
The Fulfillment of the Law Through Christ and the Spirit, 8:1-11		184
*The Story of Galatians 3							191
+The Glasses of the Past							193
+A Different Reading								194
+The Gift of the Law								195
+The Gift of the Spirit							196
+The Challenge of World Views						196
Children of God, 8:12-39								198
The Spirit and Family Relationships, 8:12-17				199
The Triumph of Glory over Sufferings, 8:18-30				202	
The Triumph of God in Christ, 8:31-39					207
*Children of God and the Spirit in Galatians 4				211
+The New Family of God							213
+Living in the Spirit								214
+The Church and Creation							215
+The Mystery of Suffering							215
Summarizing the Argument, chs. 1-8						216
The Faithfulness of God to Jews and Gentiles, 9:1-11:36				218
The Lament of Paul for Israel, 9:1-5							221
The Oath, 9:1-2								221
The Wish, 9:3									222
The Privileges, 9:4-5								222
God's Word has not Failed, 9:6-29							224
God's Call, 9:6-13								225
God's Sovereignty, 9:14-21							227
God Elects a New People, 9:22-29						230
*Election									233
+Displacement Theology							234
+Theology of Predestination							235
+God's Election of Jewish and Gentile Peoples				236
+Election is About God's Love and Mercy					236
Christ is the Fulfilment of the Word of God, 9:30-10:21				238
Israel's Pursued the Law and Righteousness, 9:30-10:3			239
Christ is the Goal, 10:4-13							242
The Gospel is for All, 10:14-21						248
*Leviticus 18									250
*Deuteronomy 30								251
+Jesus Fulfills the Law and God's Promises					253
+Preaching the Good News							254
+Obedient Hearing								254
God has not Rejected Israel, 11:1-36							255
The Remnant and the Rest, 11:1-10						256
The Importance of Israel's Future Salvation, 11:11-24			258
The Divine Mystery of Salvation for Jews and Gentiles, 11:25-32		262
Doxology, 11:33-36								266
*The Prophecies of Isaiah							267
*Isaiah in Jewish Literature							268
+Supersessionism								269
+Two Covenant Theology							270
+The Rejection of Anti-Judaism						271
+The Jewish-Christian Schism and Contemporary Response		000
Summarizing the Argument, chs. 9-11						272
The Living Sacrifice of the Righteous Community, 12:1-15:13			275
The Living Sacrifice, 12:1-2								276
The Renewal of the Mind, 12:3-16							282
The Frame, 12:3 and 16							282
To Live as the Body of Christ, 12:4-8					283
To Love without Hypocrisy, 12:9-15						284
*Mind and Thinking in Paul							286
*Common Mind								288
+A Radical and Concrete Ethic						288
+A New Value System							289
Repay only the Good, 12:17-13:10							290
Do Not Repay Evil but Overcome Evil with Good, 12:17-21		291
Be Subject to the Governing Authorities, 13:1-7				293
Be Obligated to No One Except to Love, 13:8-10				298
*Non-retaliation								300
*Submission to the Authorities						301
+Living Non-violently							303
+Church and State								304
+Faithful to God and Subject to Government					000
The Renewal of the Mind, 13:11-14							306
Knowing the Time, 13:11-12a						306
The Imperatives, 13:12b-14							307
*Dark and Light								308
Welcome Differences, 14:1-15:13							310
Welcome the Weak One, 14:1-12						311
Do Not Judge One Another, 14:13-23					313
The Strong Bear the Weak, 15:1-6						316
Welcome One Another, 15:7-13						318
*Food										323
+Boundary Maintenance							324
+Rebuilding the Center							325
+Criteria for Inclusion							325
+The Politics of Paul								325
Conclusion, 15:14-16:27								327
Paul's Mission, 15:14-21							327
Paul's Plans, 15:22-29							330
Paul's Request for Prayer, 15:30-32						332
Letter Closing, 15:33-16:27							333
The Theology of Romans								341
Essays											345
Chiasmus									345
Identity of Chrestus								346
Death in Romans								348
Death/Baptism as Ritual Events						350
Diatribe									352
Faith in Romans								352
Flesh in Romans								359
Grace in Romans								363
Homosexuality								366
Honor-Shame									367
Inclusio									369
Into/With Christ								369
Law in Romans								373
Letter Form									380
Natural Theology								382
Obedience									384
Original Sin									385
Righteousness									386
The Righteousness of God							392
Salvation-Judgment by Works						397
Sin in Romans									399
Universalism									402
Works of the Law								404
Wrath										408
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Bible, N, T, Romans Commentaries