The following notes come from Cheryl McGuire:
After spending 181 pages (actually160 pages plus the Introduction) Jim gives us a transition from Chapter 1 to Chapter 5, outlining Chapters 2, 3, and 4 much more briefly.
Jim reminds us that the thesis of the letter to the Romans is found in 1:17. However, I think we should encompass all of verses 16-17. Using Jim’s translation (and which uses the word trust in place of faith) we read: