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By A. Andrew Das / Concordia Publishing House / 2014
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Paul’s fiercely passionate letter to the Galatians offers a rare glimpse into the early history of the emerging Christ-believing movement. Paul is seething with righteous indignation over the events at Galatia even as he conveys his hope that the Galatians might be coaxed back to the true gospel.
The Galatians’ young faith was grappling with issues that would prove to be a watershed. Do gentile Christians need to adopt Moses’ Law and be circumcised as Jews in order to worship the God of the Jewish Savior? Or does Baptism incorporate every manner of person—without distinction—into Christ? Does faith alone suffice for salvation? Across the divide of 2,000 years of time and cultural space, the letter to the Galatians is an authoritative witness to the Catholic Gospel of salvation by grace alone, for all people alike.
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If you’re looking for another great evangelical resource on Galatians, check out The Epistle to the Galatians: New International Greek Testament Commentary.
Andrew Das takes us systematically through each of the questions that scholars debate about this letter, which was born in controversy and which has been a focal point of controversy ever since. By the abundance of information he offers, clearly organized for our comprehension, he challenges us to join in the task of reconstructing that ancient controversy, and thus in the labor to understand what the text may, even now, mean.
—Wayne A. Meeks, Woolsey Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Yale University
Massively researched with careful and clear exposition of the text and key critical issues: this will be an invaluable resource for all those grappling with Paul’s presentation of his gospel in Galatians.
—Christopher Tuckett, emeritus professor of New Testament studies, University of Oxford, England
A. Andrew Das is a Niebuhr Distinguished Chair and professor of religious studies at Elmhurst College in Illinois. He is the author of several books, including Paul and the Jews.