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The Bible in Medieval Tradition: The Letter to the Galatians
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The Bible in Medieval Tradition: The Letter to the Galatians


Eerdmans 2011

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This work on Galatians seeks to reconnect today’s Christians with part of the church’s rich tradition of biblical interpretation. Ian Christopher Levy has brought together six substantial commentaries on Galatians written between the ninth and the fourteenth centuries. Levy’s clear, readable translations of these major texts—previously unavailable in English—are augmented by his in-depth introduction, which locates each author within the broad context of medieval scholarship.

This volume is packed with fresh insight and highly original content. With the Logos edition, all Scripture passages in this volume are tagged and appear on mouse-over. What’s more, Scripture references are linked to the wealth of language resources in your Logos library. This makes the text more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “grace,” or “Romans 14:1.”

Key Features

  • Provides translations of six commentaries from between the ninth and fourteenth centuries
  • Discusses the general context of medieval scholarship
  • Introduces the background of the letter to Galatia


  • Haimo of Auxerre: Complete Galatians
  • Bruno the Carthusian: Complete Galatians
  • Peter Lombard: Galatians 2
  • Robert of Melun: Questions on Galatians
  • Robert Grosseteste: Galatians 3
  • Nicholas of Lyra: Galatians 4

Praise for the Print Edition

Edited and translated by one of the most gifted and prolific historians of exegesis in the world today, this volume will be indispensable for studying the history of exegesis. Few fields are growing so rapidly in religious studies, and the need for English translations is pressing. Ian Levy here not only masterfully translates six important medieval authors at length. He also supplies a rich and detailed introduction that itself constitutes an important contribution to secondary literature on the reception of Paul’s letter to the Galatians. . . . An ideal volume with which to introduce students to this burgeoning field.

—Kevin Madigan, Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Harvard Divinity School

Ian C. Levy has translated six medieval writings (commentaries and essays) dealing with Paul’s letter to the Galatians. He thus brings these important writings to the attention of modern general readers and students of the Pauline letter. All who consult Levy’s translations will profit from the reading.

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, professor emeritus, Catholic University of America

This first volume of a series devoted to medieval commentaries on sacred scripture, with its capacious introduction and wide choice of translated texts, augurs well for the project as a whole. The medieval masters of what they themselves called ‘the Sacred Page’ brought both deep devotion and skill to their consideration of the Word of God. One only hopes that the subsequent volumes measure up to the high bar set by Levy.

Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

Levy’s volume offers outstanding access to medieval commentaries on one of Paul's most influential letters. Anyone interested in the history of exegesis will find here a treasure trove; but just as importantly, no one invested in the ‘new perspective on Paul,’ whether pro or con, can afford to neglect these medieval interpretations of the Letter to the Galatians.

—Boyd Taylor Coolman, associate professor, Boston College

Product Details

  • Title: The Letter to the Galatians
  • Editor/Translator: Ian Christopher Levy
  • Series: The Bible in Medieval Tradition
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 289

About Ian Christopher Levy

Ian Christopher Levy teaches theology at Providence College. He is also editor of A Companion to John Wyclif and coeditor (with Gary Macy and Kristen van Ausdall) of The Eucharist in the Middle Ages.

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