I take as a given that Paul is the author of the letter to the Romans, and indeed for the most part the answer to the question Who is Paul is found in his being the author of the letter to the Romans. Many, especially those on the evangelical side of the equation, see Romans as the most important book in the Bible. Some would argue that the predominant theme of Romans is the Righteousness of God. Some would argue that the predominant theme of Romans is the Justification of man. Given the common roots of those words in Greek man would argue both of the above. There are those who see Romans as Paul's Theological Last Will and Testament for the Church. Was Paul writing to the Roman Church or to the seat of power for the whole (known) world? I tend to harbour the view that Paul is writing to himself, that Romans is a pastoral epistle, and that this is Paul's internal dialogue between everything Paul was brought up to be, everything he understood himself to be, and everything he had laboured for and sought to achieve. His Ontology and his Teleology in Discourse. A dear friend of mine, a Panel Beater, answered to the question, What is the main theme of Romans with the reply "Just because the Jews are circumcised, doesn't mean that they are a cut above the rest." I would like to know what others think of Romans, the purpose and theme, etc.