Theology, God and Romans
"Theologie richtet sich auf Gott, nicht indem sie Gott zu einem Sonderthema neben anderen macht, sondern indem sie alles im Licht der wirksamen Gegenwart Gottes wahrnimmt, zu verstehen sucht, erforscht und durchdenkt" (Ingolf Dalferth's Radikale Theologie, p.15)
This is a bit of an aside, but hey ho. I think Daniel Kirk began his very helpful book on Romans by saying something like: Romans "is about God, dummies"! The more I read Romans, the more I appreciate how right he was: theology cannot be bracketed in exegetical work on that letter. If it is to be understood, it must also be studied, researched and considered in light of the God it speaks about. This is why the tensions between parts of Romans 1-3 and the rest of the letter are so important to admit and think about.