SUMMARY ANALYSIS OF ROMANS

by Sheila E. McGinn, Ph.D.,
modified from that of Robert Jewett, Ph.D.

Romans is an example of deliberative rhetoric

1:1-12 I. Proem or expositio

1:13-15 II. Narratio

1:16-17 III. Partitio

1:18-11:36 IV. Probatio

12:1-15:13 V. Exhortation

15:14-15:33 VI. Peroration

16:1-27 VII. Epistolary conclusion

Main themes of Romans: