Details for Romans and Galatians

Have you ever wondered why Christians don’t follow the full Mosaic law? Have you ever asked what sets Christianity apart from Judaism? Paul’s letters to the Romans and Galatians answer these questions and more, and in many ways these letters reveal the heart of his theology. This unit will also synthesise Paul’s thought into a storyline of history that informs his pastoral and theological reflections. If you are interested in understanding the core gospel message and its relevance in our contemporary culture then this unit will scratch where you itch!

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB352
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Adam White


The following courses are prerequisites or corequisites:

Awards offering Romans and Galatians

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Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This unit works through Paul's epistles to the Galatians and the Romans. The focus is a systematic exegesis of the letters drawing out the overall argument and theology of each section. The course also seeks to draw out an application for the contemprary Penrtecostal church.


  1. Demonstrate understanding of passages in Romans and Galatians and make application to modern Pentecostalism;
  2. Explain Paul's concern for, and correction of an erring church as per Romans/Galatians in the light of Pentecostalism;
  3. Discriminate between the primary biblical materials and secondary literature from a range of perspectives;
  4. Engage the socio-historical background relevant to Romans and Galatians, as well as the letters’ respective structures, themes, theology/ies and style.

Subject Content

  • Situating Galatians
  • Examination of the rhetoric, content and theology of Galatians
  • Paul's mission to Spain, the Jerusalem collection, Claudius' expulsion and anti-Semitism in Rome: the reason for Romans
  • Examination of the rhetoric, content and theology of Romans
  • Discussion on the "New Perspective" on Paul

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Reading Responses (20%) 
  • Contemporary Presentation (30%) 
  • Major Exegesis (50%) 

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided