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A. Shows affection for Romans
B. Instructs Rom. concerning grace 1. Dogmatic Teaching: The Power of the Gospel of Grace 2. Moral/Pastoral Teaching: The use of grace
a. Proposes what he will prove
b. Proves what he proposed
a. Sets out moral doctrine in general
b. Descends to questions concerning particular persons
1) The Gospel of grace is necessary for salvation
2) The Gospel of grace is sufficient for salvation
1) Teaches how man should become perfect
2) Teaches how man should relate to imperfect men
1) Certain matters pertaining to himself
2) Matters pertaining to others, in Rome
a) Necessary to the Gentiles
b) Necessary to the Jews
a) Goods obtained by grace
b) Evils from which we are liberated by grace
c) On the origin of grace: whether it is given by the free choice of God or by preceeding merits of works (2) From the servitude of law (3) From condemnation (1) The election of the Gentiles (2) The fall of the Jews
a) The sanctity that man preserves for God
b) The justice that man shows his neighbor
c) The purity that a man conserves in himself.
a) One ought not to b) One ought to sustain scandalize them or judge them them
(1) Jews not justified by their Law
(2) Answers objections regarding the preceeding
(3) Jews not justified by circumcision
(1) From the servitude of sin
(a) Liberated from original sin
(b) Strengthened against future sin
(a) The cause of their fall
(b) Their fall is not universal
(c) Their fall is neither useless nor irrepairable
N.B.: The general contents and principles of division in these 'horizontal charts' are based on St. Thomas Aquinas' division of the letters of St. Paul. The general format is based on Oletta Wald's The Joy of Discovery , p. 76, although some modifications were made to her template to illustrate better the division of the content. Bibliography: Vulgata Clementina . Madrid: Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, 1950. Thomas Aquinas, Super Epistolas Sancti Pauli Lectura . 3 vols. Ed. R. Cai, 8th Ed., Turin; Rome: Marietti, 1953. Oletta Wald, The Joy of Discovery in Bible Study . Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1975.
Things pertaining to all people in general: The Sacraments B. b) Censures the crime 1) Practice contrary to the Euchairst: One must abstain from eating those things which are offered to the (pagan) gods. The Sacraments themselves a. Baptism b. who were punished in the desert after receiving mannna. The Epistle A. c) Because we do not wish to be like the Jews. which pertains to sanctifying grace 3) Compares the charisms with one another. The Eucharist b. Things pertaining only to some people 2. The reality signified but not contained: The Resurrection 2) Attacks 1) Ends dissension among Corinthians concerning Baptism the cause of the dissension 1) Fornication: A sin against Matrimony 2) Matrimony itself a) With an argument regarding Baptism b) With an argument regarding teaching a) Attacks their judgment insofar as they attribute more to the ministers than they should (2) He does not employ this method of teaching 2 3 b) Attacks their a) Mentions judgment the crime insofar as they look down on other ministers. Salutation II. example. 1. Paul to the Corinthians (On the Sacraments in General) I. The reality signified & contained: The grace of the Sacraments 2) The 1) The charisms Eucharist itself (gratiae gratis datae) 2) Prefers charity. The reality signified by the Sacraments a. Matrimony c. Ch:vv 1:1-3 1:3-16 (1) This method is not suited for teaching the faith 1:17-25 (1) The crime of condoning the sin (2) The crime of fornication 4 5:1-5 5: 6-13 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 . Not b) It is good a) Because it may cause scandal.Title (Topic) Headings First Epistle of St.
* a. Excuses B. Begins to follow out his intention himself for not visiting as he had promised.* a) For the evils he suffered. 2) Gives the evidence. b) For the good things he has received from God 12 Ch:vv 1:1-2 1:3-14 1:15-24 2 3 4 5 6 10:1-7 10:7-17 11 . a) Urges them to b) Advises give. Message A. a) Urges them to do goods in the present. Expands on the guilt of bad ministers. them how to give.Title (Topic) Headings The Second Epistle of St. 1. Salutation II. The cause of 1. 1) For its dignity 2) For its exercise 3) For its reward 1) Exhorts them to do everything necessary for a good life. Commends the dignity of good ministers his delay. Commends the exercize of this ministry in others a. Paul to the Corinthians (On the Ministers of the Sacraments) I. Presents his excuse 3. b) Commends them for goods done in the past. Attacks false ministers and apostles. 7 2) Urges them in particular to help the saints in Jerusalem. b. Wins their goodwill 2. Commends the ministry of the New Covenant 2. 8 9 1) Gives the reason. 3) Commends himself to the Corinthians.
13 .b. Attacks those who are deceived by them and who adhere to them.
Salutation II. On the authority of the Gospel teaching.:vv 1:1-5 1:6-24 2 3 . Using the Old Testament. Paul to the Galatians (The Sacraments of the Old Law are Not to be Observed) (Topic) Heading I.Title Epistle of St. With regard to 2. Admonishes them onto to their rectitude: 1. According to the Gospel itself. a. 2. On the part of himself and the other apostles. B. With respect to divine matters. The Epistle s Message A. b. 1. 4 5 6 Ch. human affairs. From the dignity of those who have been converted to Christ. Refutes their error (that the Works of the Law must still be observed. a. From the insufficiency of the Law b.
Exhortation: to remain in ecclesial unity. By reason of B. 1. Gives them precepts to this end. (2) Those which others are disordered. them. A. Narrative: He strengthens them in good III.Title (Topic) Headings Epistle of St.:vv 1:1-2 1:2-23 2 3 4:1-16 4:17-24 4:25-28 4:29-32 . Ch. (a) Discourages the old man and encourages the new. blessings. By reason of A. Christ and his their Paul's solicitude for persevere in unity. (1) Those through which oneself is disordered. By reason of C. Paul to the Ephesians (On the Foundation of the Church's Unity) I. Exhorts them to B. Instructs them how to remain in it. a. a) Restrains them from committing interior sins. Sets down precepts for everyone. Salutation II. transformation. 1) General precepts 2) Particular precepts.
(a) New life opposed (b) New life opposed to former illusions. ose which others are disordered. Adds precepts for particular people in the Church. (1) Prohibits old way (2) Stimulates them on to a new life. Conclusion 2. mitting interior sins. b. Shows them where they can find strength to fulfill these precepts. of carnal sins. 5:1-3 5:3-15 5:15-17 5:18-21 5:22-33 6:1-4 6:5-9 6:10 6:10-24 .IV. to voluptuousness. (b) Gives himself and God as examples for imitation. 1) Husbands and 2) Fathers and 3) Servants and wives children masters b) Prohibits exterior sins.
Title (Topic) Headings Epistle of St.:vv 1:1-3 1:3-4 1:5-11 1:12-30 . 1. 1) They should imitate him. Shows whose example should be imitated. a. B. Gives examples to be followed. Message A. Salutation II. Ch. Gives thanks for past benefits. 2) They should imitate Christ and his disciples. Paul to the Philipians (On the Preservation of the Church's Unity) I. b. 1. 2. Concludes his moral exhortation. Shows whose example should be avoided. Gives thanks for them. Urges them to continue making progress. 2 3 4 2. Mentions the subject-matter.
1. a) Husbands and wives b) Fathers and children c) Masters and servants 2) Gives directions that apply to all states in certain conditions.:vv 1:1-3 1:3-14 1:15-29 2 3:1-17 3:18-19 3:20-21 3:22-4:1 4:2-18 . Gospel. From evil habits. Gives general b. 1) Gives special directions that relate to the various states in the Church. Paul to the Colossians (On the Defense of the Unity of the Church against Error) I. Ch. 1. From truth of faith in the the Author of the teachings that Gospel. Commends the 2. Defends it against attacks 2. a. direction to all. B. Salutation II. Commends Christ. Commends the truth of the Gospel.Title (Topic) Headings Epistle of St. destroy it. Presents particular directions. Message A.
Congratulates them for not having fanned away from the Gospel in time of trial. Congratulates them for having received the Gospel willingly amidst tribulations B. 3:8-13 4:1-2 4:3-17 5 a. specific warning. Urges them to maintain their virtuous actions in the future. Salutation II. 2) Recalls how he came to their assistance. Ch:vv 1. Message A. 1. 3:1-7 3) The reason for the praise is given. 1 1:2-3 1:4-10 2 . Corrects them with regard to particular practices currently prevalent among them. Remarks upon their blessings in particular matters. Paul gives a 2. 1) Recalls their troubles. b. a. b. Gives thanks in general for their blessings. Urges them to act well in the present and future. 2. 1. Paul gives a more general warning. Commends them for their past perseverance.Title (Topic) Headings First Epistle of St. Paul to the Thessalonians (On the Defense of Church Unity against Present Persecution) I.
1. Paul to the Thessalonians (Defense of Church Unity against Future Persecution) I. Instruction on what will happen in the last days. Concerning the reward of the good and the punishment of the bad. Epistolar Narrative A. Gives them friendly admonitions. 2 3 . B. Salutation II. Concerning the dangers for the Church during the time of the Antichrist.Title (Topic) Headings Second Epistle of St. Ch:vv 1:1-2 1:2-10 2.
B. On the dispensation of foods. a. On the cult of God 3. Epistolar Narrative A. 1.Title (Topic) Headings First Epistle of St. Salutation II. Regarding foods. 5 2. On the use of foods. b. Regarding the status and riches of men. Ch:vv 1 1:3-20 2 3 4 6 . Instructs Timothy on the spiritual ministry 1. The insitution of offices. Instructs him on temporal ministry. Paul to Timothy (On Spiritual Prelates) I. On faith 2.
1:1-2 1:3-18 2 3:1-10 3:10-17 4 . Shows that 4. persectution on account of Christ. Foretells the 2. Exhorts him concerning the future dangers in the Church. Exhorts him to 2.Title Headings Ch:vv Second Epistle of St. Exhorts him to sustain the 1. Exhorts him concerning the present persecution. the cause of persecution. Paul to Timothy (On Spiritual Prelates) I. Salutation II. B. future persecution. Narrative A. which preaching was of sustaining it. Shows him how to keep preaching. 1. Timothy is capable sustain it.
Advices Titus to B. Proposes it in 2. Ch:vv 1:1-4 1:5-16 2. instruct others to resist heretics. 1.Title (Topic) Headings Epistle of St. Proposes sound doctrine against errors and heretics. b. a. general. Salutation II. Teaches him how to resist heretics. Proposes it in parts. 3:1-8 3:9-15 . 2:2-15 2) Insctructs all men generally. Epistolary Narrative A. Paul to Titus (On Spiritual Prelates) I. Proposes sound doctrine against perversity of life. 1 1) Instructs men of each condition.
Petition 8 to 19 C.Title (Topic) Headings verses Epistle of St. Paul to Philemon (On Temporal Prelates) I. Salutation II. Conclusion 20 to 25 . Epistolary Narrative 1 to 3 A. Thanksgiving 4 to 7 B.
2. b. Shows what kind of reverence is due to the New Law 1. Christ is a High Priest. A. b. Places Christ over 2. c.Title (Topic) Headings Epistle of St. Shows Christ is over the angels. 1. Prepares his hearers for what follows. Paul to the Hebrews (On Christ) I. Extolls the grandeur of Christ to show the superiority of the New Testament over the Old. Places Christ over B. Shows Christ is a high priest. Places Christ over the priesthood of Aaron. Shows that Christ Moses. 94 C. Explains it. Makes an argument from Ps. 1) Shows their slowness. Places Christ over the angels Moses. a. a. Proposes Psalm 94. is most deserving of obedience. Ch:vv 1 2 3:1-6 3:7-11 3:12-19 4 5:1-10 5:11-14 . 1.
Shows that believers should subject themselves reverently to the priesthood of Christ. 1. 1 11:2-28 12 13 . examples of it. 7 8 9 b. Teaches them how 2. Shows the excellence of the Priesthood of Christ as compared with the Priesthood of the Old Law. priestly ministry itself. Describes the B. a) In general. keep the faith and show it in their works.2. a. A. Exhorts them to faith. II. b) In detail. 1) On the part of the 2) On the part of the person of the priest. On faith. His priesthood is higher than that of the Old Law. which unites the members to the head. 6 10 11. to behave in regard to evil. Gives various C. In regard to good. 2) Shows his intention.
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