Teaching Romans Backwards

Teaching Romans Backwards is a study guide to Scot McKnight's Reading Romans Backwards that helps teachers and students work through the McKnight's text in an engaging and interactive way.

Author: Becky Castle Miller

Publisher: 1845 Books

ISBN: 1481315129


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Teaching Romans Backwards is a study guide to Scot McKnight's Reading Romans Backwards that helps teachers and students work through the McKnight's text in an engaging and interactive way. Becky Castle Miller has carefully created and designed a range of learning activities, from simple to complex, for all levels of students and all learning styles. Originally designed for a fifteen-week course, the guide can be easily condensed or expanded. Each lesson includes tasks and readings for the students to complete before class, in class instructions and lesson plans, and a peek into the lesson for the following week. The appendices contain additional materials, including quiz and essay questions, that help instructors turn their exploration of Reading Romans Backwards from a discussion to a more standard course. Available for order in paperback and free download on the Baylor University Press website, this guide allows readers to experience Romans in a whole new light. Teaching Romans Backwards seeks to bring Romans to life in all contexts and for all people.

Reading Romans Backwards

Reading Romans backwards : a gospel of peace in the midst of empire by Scot McKnight (2019).

Author: Scot McKnight


ISBN: 1481308777

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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Proposes an innovative New Perspective reading of Romans emphasizing the ecclesiological situation of the original addressees and Paul's pastoral response.

Reading Romans Backwards

Reading Romans Backwards places lived theology in the front room of every Roman house church.

Author: Professor of New Testament Scot McKnight


ISBN: 1481308785


Page: 236

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To read Romans from beginning to end, from letter opening to final doxology, is to retrace the steps of Paul. To read Romans front to back was what Paul certainly intended. But to read Romans forward may have kept the full message of Romans from being perceived. Reading forward has led readers to classify Romans as abstract and systematic theology, as a letter unstained by real pastoral concerns. But what if a different strategy were adopted? Could it be that the secret to understanding the relationship between theology and life, the key to unlocking Romans, is to begin at the letter's end? Scot McKnight does exactly this in Reading Romans Backwards. McKnight begins with Romans 12-16, foregrounding the problems that beleaguered the house churches in Rome. Beginning with the end places readers right in the middle of a community deeply divided between the strong and the weak, each side dug in on their position. The strong assert social power and privilege, while the weak claim an elected advantage in Israel's history. Continuing to work in reverse, McKnight unpacks the big themes of Romans 9-11--God's unfailing, but always surprising, purposes and the future of Israel--to reveal Paul's specific and pastoral message for both the weak and the strong in Rome. Finally, McKnight shows how the widely regarded universal sinfulness of Romans 1-4, which is so often read as simply an abstract soteriological scheme, applies to a particular rhetorical character's sinfulness and has a polemical challenge. Romans 5-8 equally levels the ground with the assertion that both groups, once trapped in a world controlled by sin, flesh, and systemic evil, can now live a life in the Spirit. In Paul's letter, no one gets off the hook but everyone is offered God's grace. Reading Romans Backwards places lived theology in the front room of every Roman house church. It focuses all of Romans--Paul's apostleship, God's faithfulness, and Christ's transformation of humanity--on achieving grace and peace among all people, both strong and weak. McKnight shows that Paul's letter to the Romans offers a sustained lesson on peace, teaching applicable to all divided churches, ancient or modern.

Playing with Leviathan Interpretation and Reception of Monsters from the Biblical World

... the Roman Christians,51 but that he earnestly reflects on the imminent danger of disunity and false teaching caused ... Taking up Minear's idea to study Romans backwards (Minear, The Obedience of Faith, 6), in 2001, I have suggested ...

Author: Koert van Bekkum

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004337961

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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Playing with Leviathan explores the theological meaning of Leviathan and other monsters from the biblical world by studying their ancient Near Eastern background and their attestation in biblical texts, early and rabbinic Judaism, Christian theology, Early Modern art and film.

The Queer Bible Commentary

the poorer and marginalized classes , and under Roman law slaves could not legally marry ( see the Appendix , p . ... with traditional prejudices need to study Romans backwards , beginning with chapter 16 and proceeding in reverse order ...

Author: Deryn Guest

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: UOM:39015066834063

Category: Religion

Page: 859

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A uniquely comprehensive volume of queer theology that covers every book of both testaments. It introduces students to a range of hermeneutical principles and strategies employed in queer interpretations of biblical texts.

The Effective Teaching of History

... Egyptians or Romans. One of the thematic optional units (perhaps even taught backwards) could serve the same purpose. Some teachers might even choose to teach the entire history syllabus by working backwards from the present.

Author: Ron Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317899297

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The Effective Teaching of History brings together the varied expertise of three experienced educationalists to provide a practical and invaluable guide for teachers, and teachers-in-training who wish to teach history Key Stages 1-4. It covers a wide range of methods and resources for teaching national curriculum history and examines the role of history in schools and colleges in the 1990s.

The Liberty of Teaching Vindicated

Reflections and Proposals on the Subject of Irish National Education ; with an Introd. ... There were schools in the counties of Antrim , Derry , and Donegal , in which Roman Catholic teachers instructed Protestant children in the ...

Author: Isaac Butt


ISBN: BL:A0018404622

Category: Education

Page: 173

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A Historical Introduction to the Study of Roman Law

marriage and divorce , derive from Christian teaching , whereas others , as we have seen , are borrowings from Greek ... it would be generally agreed , a step backwards , but if it is accompanied , as it sometimes seems to be , by the ...

Author: H. F. Jolowicz

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521082536

Category: History

Page: 528

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Traces the development of Roman Law historically from the earliest times until the age of Justinian.

An Asian Introduction to the New Testament

74 McKnight, Reading Romans Backwards, 1–19. 75 McKnight, 18. 76 McKnight, 18. ... 86 Seung-an Im, “A Dialogue between Wesley and Confucius on the Theme of Sanctification,” Didache: Faithful Teaching 4, no. 1 (June 2004): 7. 87 Im, 8.

Author: Johnson Thomaskutty

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506462707

Category: Religion

Page: 584

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Understanding and assessing the New Testament writings from Asian viewpoints provides a unique and original outlook for interpretation of the Christian Scriptures. To that end, An Asian Introduction to the New Testament is the first book of its kind to take full account of the multireligious, multiethnic, multilingual, multicultural, and pluralistic contexts in which Asian Christians find themselves. Into this already complex world, issues of poverty, casteism, class structure, honor and shame aspects, colonial realities, discrimination against women, natural calamities and ecological crises, and others add more layers of complexity. Perceiving the New Testament in light of these realities enables the reader to see them in a fresh way while understanding that the Jesus Movement emerged from similar social situations. Readers will find able guides in an impressive array of more than twenty scholars from across Asia. Working with volume editor Johnson Thomaskutty, the authors make a clear case: the kernels of Christianity sprouted from Asian roots, and we must read the New Testament considering those roots in order to understand it afresh today.


... her Redcoats over here to stir up the redskins to mutiny and rage , and on no account forget to tickle the Pope of England's nose with a tythe's pig's tail for teaching us how to read the thirteenth chapter of Romans backwards .

Author: Joseph Mayo


ISBN: UCAL:B3327152

Category: Maryland

Page: 362

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