Scot McKnight has emerged as one of the most popular and influential NT scholars of the last decade. Hip popular blog (Jesus Creed) attracts thousands of daily readers, and his books are perennial bestsellers that prove to be informative, edifying, and challenging.
Galatians [NIVAC] is no exception to this rule. McKnight reads Paul through the lenses of the so-called "new perspective" on Paul, the belief that the Judaism of Paul's day did not employ a works-based system of righteousness. Mcknight takes the biblical text with the utmost seriousness and always provides thorough justification for his positions by grounding them in the historical data of Paul's context. Galatians is a particularly important book for issues of works and faith, and how God works salvation in our lives, and McKnight delivers both powerful theological exposition and insightful life application.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 352 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 1995 Dimensions: 6 1/4 X 9 1/2 X 1 1/8 (inches)
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from the twentieth century to the first century. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
Craig L. Blomberg is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He holds a PhD from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of fifteen books and more than 130 articles in journals or multi-author works. A recurring topic of interest in his writings is the historical reliability of the Scriptures. Craig and his wife Fran have two daughters and reside in Centennial, Colorado. SPANISH BIO: Craig L. Blomberg tiene un doctorado del Nuevo Testamento de la Universidad Aberdeen en Escocia, una maestria de la Escuela Trinity Evangelical Divinity y una Licenciatura de la Facultad Agustana. Es miembro del cuerpo docente en el Seminario de Denver y tambien fue profesor en la Facultad Palm Beach Atlantic. Ademas, ha sido autor y coautor de varios libros, entre ellos De Pentecostes a Patmos. Craig, su esposa Fran y sus dos hijas residen en Centennial, Colorado.
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Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA
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Dallas Theological Seminary
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Willow Creek Community Church
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