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Galatians
Das, A. Andrew

St. Louis: Concordia, 2014 pp. lxix + 738. 54.99

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Concordia Commentary


Description: 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 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 two thousand 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.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Galatians, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches

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Review by Nijay Gupta
Published 11/9/2017
Citation: Nijay Gupta, review of A. Andrew Das, Galatians, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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