The Theology of Wisdom in Romans 1 and 2

W. C. Bouzard Jr.

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1987

Issue: Wisdom (Vol. 7, No 3, Summer, 1987)

Does Paul propose a "natural theology" in his argument? If so, what might be the philosophical or theological roots supporting his claim of a universal revelation of God which the world has rejected? It is the purpose of this presentation first to outline briefly the main lines of interpretive reasoning vis-a-vis these two questions and then to answer the latter question in terms of the following proposal: the source of the apostle's claim of a universal divine self-disclosure is to be found in the theology of Israel's wisdom literature.

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