Galatians (Tyndale New Testament Commentary (2020 Edition) Series)
Paul's Epistle to the Galatians is "spiritual dynamite, and it is therefore almost impossible to handle it without explosions," says R. Alan Cole. "This letter is not one with a message simply for those of centuries earlier than ours, nor...
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Paul's Epistle to the Galatians is "spiritual dynamite, and it is therefore almost impossible to handle it without explosions," says R. Alan Cole. "This letter is not one with a message simply for those of centuries earlier than ours, nor is it an Epistle that can be read in comfortable detachment without personal involvement. At every point it challenges our present-day shallow, easy acceptances and provokes our opposition . . . Galatians is a statement of Paul's Gospel, which is also of the Church universal . . . It refuses to allow salvation to depend on anything save the work done for helpless man by God almighty, and enjoyed by a faith which is itself the gift of God. It is the cry for Christian freedom and a passionate appeal for Inter-Communion."
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R. Alan Cole (Ph.D.,Trinity College, University of Dublin) was a classical and biblical scholar, a teacher at Oakhill Theological College London, Moore College Sydney, St Peters Hall and Trinity College Singapore, a missionary with both the China Inland Mission and Church Missionary Society in South-East Asia, Founding Master of Robert Menzies College at Macquarie University, sydney and Federal Secretary of CMS (Australia). He was also the author of the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series volumes Mark and Galatians, and Exodus in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series.