Date of Award

Spring 1998

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Stockhausen, Carol

Second Advisor

Dempsey, Deirdre

Third Advisor

Hagen, Kenneth


The Epistle to the Romans has been one of the most influential documents in the history of Christianity. Its words led to Augustine's conversion, to Luther's transformation and thus to the Reformation, to the conversion of Wesley and the Great Awakening, and to Barth's "ringing the bell," which began the Nee-Orthodox movement. Due to this reverberating impact, the thought and structure of this first-century letter have sustained the interest of scholars and theologians for centuries...



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