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Romans develop themes with reference to the law which are absent from Galatians but anticipated in Corinthians. It gives a full exposition of the righteousness of God, relates the problem-solution of the law to the Adam-Christ typology, and spells out the relationship between law, sin, condemnation, and death. Paul's view of the law has similarities with Judaism. Both agree that the law originates with God and expresses the will of God. Paul's radical difference from the Jewish view stems from his starting point that salvation comes only through the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and through the believer 's participation in that death and resurrection. Paul gives a coherent total view of the law. The negative and positive statements on the law stem from the distinction between the law as a means of salvation and as a way of life for the Christian.

Keywords: Adam-Christ typology; God; Jesus Christ; Paul; Romans



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