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Grace in Galatia

Paperback|Jun 1998
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Witherington breaks new ground by analysing 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...


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Witherington breaks new ground by analysing 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. The relevance of the text for today is also discussed, making this volume of special value to pastors and general readers as well as students and scholars. 477 pages, from Eerdmans

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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Focusing on Paul's most polemical letter, Ben Witherington's groundbreaking Grace in Galatia features the latest discussion of major issues in Pauline studies. Paul's view of the law and the relationship between the historical data in Galatians and Acts are meticulously explored, while special sections at the end of each chapter highlight the relevance of the text for today's believer. An illuminating, accessible commentary for general readers, as well as students and scholars!
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 121610
  • Product Code 0802844332
  • EAN 9780802844330
  • Pages 495
  • Department Academic
  • Category New Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Galatians
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Jun 1998
  • Sales Rank 34341
  • Dimensions 234 x 158 x 30mm
  • Weight 0.730kg

Ben Witherington Iii

Ben Witherington III (Ph.D., University of Durham, England) is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland
He is the author of many books on the New Testament, including Women and the Genesis of Christianity (Cambridge University Press); Jesus the Sage (Fortress Press); The Jesus Quest (InterVarsity Press) and The Paul Quest (InterVarsity Press). With Hershel Shanks he is coauthor of The Brother of Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco), a book on the controversial James ossuary. A frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com, Witherington has also appeared on numerous TV news programs such as Dateline, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the Peter Jennings ABC special Jesus and Paul--The Word and the Witness.


Dr Witherington has written a commentary on every book of the New Testament in a wide variety of series.

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