Date of Award


Document Type



Christian Studies

First Reader

Professor Adam Jones

Second Reader

Dr. Scott Duvall

Third Reader

Dr. Johnny Wink


In two short verses, Paul communicates the deep dependency a believer must have on the Holy Spirit to be sustained through this age, specifically on the topic of prayer. The aim of this thesis is to give a fuller approach to the interpretation of Romans 8:26-27. Many sources have contributed to the interpretation of this passage and the purpose of this thesis is to bring together many of those contributions to shed light on the meaning of Paul’s words and produce an insightful and cohesive reading of the passage. The thesis will explore an array of material, including an analysis of the Greek text of Romans 8:26-27 in order to interpret the passage in light of its original context.

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