How should we live? This question lies at the core of what it means to be human. In volume I we explore the “best which has been thought and said” from the dawn of civilization through the fall of Rome. Today’s session is on Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans:
In various ways a Jew, a Greek, and a Roman, Saint Paul (c. B.C.-A.D. c.64) wrote his letter to the Romans towards the end of his third missionary journey, probably A.D. 57 and probably from Corinth. In this, the most systematic theological treatise in the Bible, which has Hellenistic Judaism as background, we find the themes of natural law and moral responsibility, free will and predestination, along with the good news of a different kind of King who rules over a different kind of empire. We also hear the demands of a covenantal love intent of universal reconciliation.