The letter to the Galatians is a key source for Pauline theology as it presents Paul’s understanding of justification, the gospel, and many topics of keen contemporary interest. In this volume, some of the world’s top Christian scholars offer cutting-edge scholarship on how Galatians relates to theology and ethics.
The stellar list of contributors includes N.T. Wright, Mark W. Elliott, John Barclay, Beverly Gaventa, Richard Hays, Bruce McCormack, and Oliver O'Donovan. As they emphasize the contribution of Galatians to Christian theology and ethics, the contributors explore how exegesis and theology meet, critique, and inform each other.
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Looking for still another take on Galatians? Check out Douglass Moo’s Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Galatians.
The essays are grouped under three headings that reflect the content of Galatians: the question of justification by faith, the Gospel message proclaimed by Paul and defended in this letter, and the role of ethics in Paul’s theology and pastoral exhortations. Some of the essays push beyond a focus on Galatians itself and consider its impact on later theological, particularly Reformation, traditions. This is a feast for students of Paul!
—Donald Senior, CP, The Bible Today
Mark W. Elliott is reader in church history and head of the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews.
Scott J. Hafemann is reader in New Testament studies at the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of Paul, Moses, and the History of Israel; The God of Promise and the Life of Faith; Understanding the Heart of the Bible; and a commentary on 2 Corinthians. He is also the editor of Biblical Theology: Retrospect and Prospect.
N.T. Wright is research professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of numerousy books, including Paul and the Faithfulness of God, Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul 1978–2013, as well as all the books in the Works of N.T. Wright (48 vols.) collection.
John Frederick, a PhD candidate at St. Andrews, is assistant professor and worship coordinator in the College of Theology at Grand Canyon University.