Recent focus on the theological interpretation of Scripture has encouraged exegetes to explore the church's doctrinal confessions as constructive hermeneutical resources for reading Scripture. Taking its cue from this suggestion, this essay places Paul's letter to the Romans in dialogue with the third article of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed in order to discern both how the creed might illuminate important but oftneglected themes in Paul's theology, as well as how Romans might in turn clarify, deepen, and even transform our reading of the creed. Among the various insights to emerge from this dialogue are (1) a renewed emphasis on the importance of pneumatology, ecclesiology, baptism, and resurrection in Paul's theology in Romans and (2) the salutary (supplemental?) nature of Paul's Israel-shaped theology vis-à-vis the creed's inattention to Israel's election.

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