Although not the first of Paul’s epistles, his Epistle to the Church in Rome (or simply, Romans) takes the place of first importance. Written from Ephesus in A.D. 57, Paul crafts a formal argument in Romans, employing the structure of a “scholastic diatribe,” stating and defending his theses that we are “saved by grace through faith.” Romans is a brilliant work, and it is foundational for understanding the all that Paul has written.
Dr. Bill Creasy of Logos Bible Study uses a literary, historical approach to examine and enliven the bible for modern listeners. Dr. Creasy draws on his studies, travels, and personal anecdotes to vividly depict the works of scripture. He speaks in a pleasant, friendly voice but with authority, frequently incorporating contemporary references. The programs are a lively combination of a sermon and college lecture.
In this episode, Dr. Creasy discusses Saved by Grace (Romans 1: 1-16: 27).
What members say
- Christy Continued
INTRO TO ROMANS
As always, Bill Creasy inspires me to read on through the Bible with his words and wisdom. I've been having this keen interest in Paul for some reason, and while reading Augustine's Confessions, my curiosity has even grown stronger since Augustine, himself was converted through Paul's Epistle. This short lecture sort of pushes me further and I am now prepared to go into the bigger lectures in Bill Creasy's words on the Epistle of Romans.