Galatians

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In Galatians, the apostle Paul makes his most passionate and direct appeal for a gospel free of ethnic or ritual exclusion. Paul's gospel is that of salvation through Christ alone--in him there is "neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." By placing Paul's discussion firmly within its historical context, R. Alan Cole illuminates the potency and power of Paul's message to the Galatian church.

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Overview

In Galatians, the apostle Paul makes his most passionate and direct appeal for a gospel free of ethnic or ritual exclusion. Paul's gospel is that of salvation through Christ alone--in him there is "neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." By placing Paul's discussion firmly within its historical context, R. Alan Cole illuminates the potency and power of Paul's message to the Galatian church.

The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.

The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. Written by some of the world's most distinguished evangelical scholars, these twenty volumes offer clear, reliable, and relevant explanations of every book in the New Testament.

These Tyndale volumes are designed to help readers understand what the Bible actually says and what it means. The introduction to each volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date, and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. The commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. It also comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The aim throughout is to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830842391
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 12/18/2008
  • Series: Tyndale New Testament Commentaries
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 979,720
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

The late R. Alan Cole was lecturer in Old Testament at Moore Theological College, Sydney, and Trinity Theological College, Singapore. He wrote the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series volumes Mark and Galatians.
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Table of Contents

General Preface
Author's Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Chief Abbreviations
Introduction
Who were the Galatians?
Why was the Letter Written?
When was the Letter Written?
Why did the Galatians Fall Away So Soon?
What is Theologically Central to the Letter?
The Validity of Paul's Argument from Experience
Important Issues in the Letter
Analysis
Commentary
Additional Notes
The Meaning of Pneuma (5:16)
The "Kingdom of God" (5:21)
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