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Spiritual Exercises Based on Paul's Epistle to the Romans - Joseph Fitzmyer

Spiritual Exercises Based on Paul's Epistle to the Romans

Paperback Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9780802826732
Number Of Pages: 235

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The book of Romans is often regarded as the most profound yet also difficult statement of the Christian faith. While not overlooking the complex theology of Paul's letter, Joseph A. Fitzmyer demonstrates here that Romans is also a wellspring of devotional insight, accessible and deeply rewarding even to everyday readers.

In this book Fitzmyer recasts the text of Romans into the form of meditations for devotional reflection in spiritual retreats, Bible studies, church classrooms, small groups, and other prayerful gatherings. Styled after the famous "Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, the book includes twenty-four meditations that can be divided in a variety of ways and fit to a range of reading schedules. Each meditation is accompanied by a set of questions that encourages reflection on the passage of Romans being considered and also a colloquy in the form of a psalm or New Testament hymn that matches the sentiment of the Pauline passage.

A truly unique approach to spirituality, this book shows the role of Scripture in properly ordering the Christian life.

Prefacep. 1
The Purpose of Spiritual Exercisesp. 9
God's Gospel Concerning His Son (1:1-15)p. 16
Through the Gospel the Uprightness of God Is Revealed (1:16-17)p. 23
Pagan Humanity without the Gospel Is Subject to the Wrath of God (1:18-32)p. 31
God's Judgment Manifested against Jews without the Gospel (2:1-3:9)p. 39
All Human Beings, Jews and Greeks Alike, Are Sinners (3:10-20)p. 48
God's Uprightness Is Manifested to All Sinners through Christ and Apprehended by Faith (3:21-31)p. 54
Abraham Was Justified by Faith, Not by Deeds (4:1-25)p. 63
The Lordship of Christ Jesus (4:24; 14:7-9)p. 72
Justified Christians Are Reconciled to the God of Love: They Will Be Saved through Hope of a Share in the Risen Life (5:1-11)p. 78
Christian Life Brings Freedom from Sin and Death (5:12-21)p. 85
Freedom from Sin and Self through Baptism (6:1-23)p. 91
Freedom from the Law by the Death of Christ (7:1-6)p. 100
The Role of the Law in Human Life (7:7-13)p. 107
Complaint and Cry of Human Beings Enslaved by the Law (7:14-25)p. 115
Through the Spirit the Christian Becomes a Child of God, Destined for Glory (8:1-17)p. 120
Three Things Testify to This New Life: Creation Groaning in Travail, the Fact of Christian Hope, and the Spirit Itself (8:18-27)p. 135
The Christian Called and Destined to Glory; Hymn to the Love of God Made Manifest in Christ Jesus (8:28-39)p. 145
Justification through Faith Does Not Contradict God's Promises to israel, Which Stem from His Gratuitous Election of It (9:1-29)p. 155
Israel Has Stumbled in Its Pursuit of Righteousness (9:30-10:21)p. 164
Israel's Failure Is Partial and Temporary (11:1-36)p. 173
Spirit-Guided Christian Life Must Be Worship Paid to God (12:1-13:14)p. 187
Duty of Love Owed by the Strong in the Community to the Weak (14:1-15:13)p. 200
Paul's Plans, Coming Task, Request for Prayers; Letter of Recommendation for Phoebe (15:14-16:27)p. 210
Select Bibliographyp. 220
Notesp. 223
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780802826732
ISBN-10: 0802826733
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 235
Published: February 2004
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.33