Introduction to the Book of Romans

Before we begin a study of the text of Romans, it will be helpful to acquaint ourselves with some background materials that give us a better understanding and deeper appreciation of the Roman letter, its author, and its original recipients. In this section we cover the following topics:

Why Study Romans?
Topics in Romans
Background to Romans
How to Study Romans
Format of Ancient Letters
Format of Roman Letter
The Apostle Paul
Jews in Rome
Gentiles in Rome
Paul's Third Missionary Journey
Paul's Anticipated Roman Visit