SKU (ISBN): 9780802825605
Binding: Cloth Text
Commentaries For Christian Formation
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Galatians is often read by Christians as being primarily concerned with the traditional doctrine of justification through faith, but it is also a text focused deeply on the political concerns of its specific historical moment. This commentary from N. T. Wright-the inaugural volume of the Commentaries for Christian Formation series-offers a theological interpretation of Galatians that puts that historical context of the book in dialogue with present questions, so that readers can understand both what Paul meant and what his writing might mean for us today.
Each section of verse-by-verse commentary in this volume is followed by Wright’s reflections on what the text says about Christian formation today, making this an excellent resource for individual readers and those preparing to teach or preach on Galatians. The focus on formation is especially appropriate for this biblical letter, in which Paul wrote to his fellow early Christians, “My children-I seem to be in labor with you all over again, until the Messiah is fully formed in you!”