Summary of Romans

Date: 55-58 C.E.

Description: Written to a group of Jesus followers in Rome, the epistle of Romans is unique among Paul's letters as it is written to a community that Paul himself did not help establish. Romans is typically read by scholars as an attempt by Paul to address a growing rift between Jewish and Gentile followers of Jesus in this community. In doing so, it reflects some of his most thoughtful and well-developed theology.

Brown, Raymond E. An Introduction to the New Testament, Doubleday, 1997


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