Romans is unique among the undisputed Pauline letters because_____.
a. it is a unified letter
b. it is a composite letter
c. it is written to a community Paul did not found
d. it is written to Jews in the synagogue
Paul may have written to the Romans for all of the following reasons except _____.
a. to explain his beliefs
b. to ask them to help get him out of jail
c. to put to rest any suspicions they may have about his ministry
d. to hope to receive financial support for his ministry
In Romans, Paul defends himself and his beliefs using the rhetorical tool of _____.
In the judicial model, all of the following are true except _____.
a. breaking the law is sin
b. God gave the law
c. sin is a cosmic force
d. God is the judge
The participationist model envisions Jesus' death and resurrection as _____.
a. a payment for the sins of others
b. a defeat of the power of sin and death
c. a tragedy
d. a judgment against the Jews who participated in Jesus' trial
According to the participationist model, people are joined with Jesus through _____.
d. the Law
According to Paul's letter to the Romans, which statement is not true concerning both Jews and Gentiles?
a. The both can be made right with God by being circumcised, baptized, and obeying the Law.
b. They are both on equal footing with God.
c. They both can be made right with God by believing in Jesus' death and resurrection.
d. They are both equally alienated from God.
Paul believed all people were enslaved to sin because of _____.
a. Sarah's questioning of God
b. Abraham's union with Hagar
c. Sodom and Gomorrah
d. Adam's disobedience
Who does Paul identify as the carrier of his letter to the Romans?
Before he could travel to Rome, Paul notes that he expects to make a trip to _____.
In Romans, to show that he did not invent his gospel message, Paul stresses that his message is rooted in _____.
a. apostolic teachings
b. the Jewish Scriptures
c. his encounter with Jesus
d. Roman law
Paul's participationist and judicial models of salvation _____.
a. are not mutually exclusive
b. are kept distinct in Paul's letters
c. conflict with one another
d. are exactly the same
Paul and Jesus are similar in all of the following ways except _____.
a. born and raised Jewish
b. held an apocalyptic worldview
c. viewed the love of one's neighbor as the sum of the Law
d. taught the need for faith in Jesus' resurrection
Which of the following views of Paul did Jesus share?
a. Faith involves belief in the death and resurrection of Christ.
b. Judgment will take place within the current generation.
c. The coming cosmic judge is Jesus.
d. Jesus' importance lies in his death and resurrection for sins.
Which of the following does not reflect an early Christian tradition about Paul's activity in Rome?
a. Paul was martyred in Rome.
b. Paul was sent to Rome after being arrested.
c. Paul ultimately became the bishop the Roman church.
d. Paul hoped to use Rome as a basis for a mission to Spain.