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Galatians (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament | ZECNT)

, 2010
ISBN: 9780310497400

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In his commentary on Galatians, Thomas R. Schreiner presents a brief and lucid commentary for pastors, students, and laypeople, while also attending to questions that have arisen in light of the New Perspective on Paul. Schreiner, endorsing a Reformation reading of the text, reminds readers of Paul’s chief concerns in writing the letter: justification by faith, the full divinity of Christ, freedom from the power of sin through the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus, and dependence on the Holy Spirit to live the Christian life. Schreiner argues that it is not enough to read Galatians with an academic lens; we must realize that these are issues of life and death, and we must let the gospel revive us.

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  • Theology in application in each section

Top Highlights

“The word ‘walk’ (περιπατεῖτε) denotes the need to submit to the Spirit day by day. There is a tension in the verse between divine enablement and human choice. On the one hand, believers must choose to live by the Spirit, while on the other hand, the Spirit empowers believers to live a life pleasing to God.” (Page 343)

“If believers want to conquer the flesh, they must continually yield to the Holy Spirit.” (Page 342)

“The Galatians seem to be repeating the error of the wilderness generation by departing from the Lord shortly after being delivered.” (Page 85)

“The point here is not so much specific guidance for daily decisions as it is being directed by the Spirit to live a life that pleases God.” (Page 345)

“The truth of the message depends on its content (whether it accords with the gospel), not the credentials of the messenger.” (Page 87)

Thomas Schreiner

Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also taught at both Bethel Theological Seminary and Azusa Pacific University.

Dr. Schreiner is a Pauline scholar and the author or editor of numerous books, including New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ; Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology; and the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament volume on Romans.


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  1. Nathan Wilder
    Great discussion on the book of Galatians, including a balance of application with interpretation. Rife with spelling errors.
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