Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Scharlemann

Scripture References in this Resource

Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:17-22; Romans 3:21; 1 Corinthians 14:21; Romans 3:19; Isaiah 33:15; Micah 6:8; Isaiah 56:1; Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 6:1,15; Romans 7:1, 7, 13; Romans 5:20; Romans 6:1; Romans 6:14; Romans 7:1-6; Romans 7:7-12; Romans 7:13-20; Romans 3:31; Philippians 3:6; Romans 3:21; Psalm 14:3; Romans 3:12; Romans 3:24,25; Romans 3:28; Romans 4:6; Romans 6:14; 1 Corinthians 5 :56; Romans 5:12,18; Romans 3:9; Romans 5:21; Romans 6:23


It is the purpose of this thesis to develop an answer to the question, ''What is the relationship between law and sin in Romans 7?" It is important to note that this inquiry is based on two presuppositions. The first is that there really is a relationship between law and sin in Romans 7. The second is that Romans 7 can validly be studied in the light of that relationship. The second assumption is based on the first and is more significant, because it determines the method to be used in answering the problem to which this thesis proposes to address itself. It is this second presupposition which makes it unnecessary to present a detailed exegesis of every aspect of Romans 7 within this dissertation. Our method will consist, therefore, in defining the terms law and sin as they are used by Paul and proceeding from there to show how law and sin interact when they meet in man.

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