Grace in Galatia: A Commentary on St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1998 - Religion - 477 pages
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Grace in Galatia is an innovative socio-rhetorical study of Paul's most polemical letter. Ben Witherington breaks new ground by analyzing the whole of Galatians as a deliberative discourse meant to forestall the Galatians from submitting to circumcision and the Jewish law. The commentary features the latest discussion of major problems in Pauline studies, including Paul's view of the law and the relationship between the historical data in Galatians and in Acts. Yet the narrative character of Witherington's work allows it to remain exceedingly accessible. The volume also includes sections following the major divisions of the commentary that point to the relevance of the text for believers today, making Grace in Galatia of special value to pastors and general readers as well as students and scholars.
  

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This commentary is invaluable in order to fully understand the world in which the Galatians lived. It allows us to truly understand the impetus behind the letter, as well as why certain things are ... Read full review

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User Review  - JP Williams - Christianbook.com

An excellent, and well-rounded resource. Without being too "technical", this commentary helps the reader understand both the social ethos and theological intricacies of the Epistle to the Galatians ... Read full review

Contents

III
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IV
2
V
8
VI
13
VII
21
VIII
25
IX
36
X
41
XXXIV
272
XXXV
281
XXXVI
292
XXXVII
295
XXXVIII
303
XXXIX
317
XL
321
XLI
341

XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XXI
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLV
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XLVI
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XLVII
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XLVIII
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XLIX
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LI
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LII
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LIII
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LIV
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LV
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LVI
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LVII
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LVIII
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LIX
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LX
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LXI
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LXII
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