One of the most influential volumes on Galatians, Richard Longenecker offers a fresh translation of Galatians and gives the reader a thorough discussion of such matters as authorship, date, and textual problems, while also addressing the problems Paul faced within his Galatian churches. Longenecker reviews the message of Paul’s opponents and the impact of Paul’s thought on Christianity.
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Richard N. Longenecker is professor emeritus of New Testament at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He is the author of The Challenge of Jesus' Parables, Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period, and The Road from Damascus: The Impact of Paul's Conversion on His Life, Thought, and Ministry, and Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul’s Most Famous Letter.