Foregoing a systematic approach, de Boer's commentary instead aims to trace Paul's theology as it unfolds in his letter to the church at Galatia. Through a historical perspective, he illuminates how the silent witnesses may have reacted to Paul's epistle and how the Galatian Christians might have understood the apostle's words. 496 pages, hardcover from Westminster John Knox.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 496 Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press Publication Date: 2011 Dimensions: 8.80 X 5.90 (inches)
This new commentary in the New Testament Library series is not a systematic study of Pauline theology; rather, the aim of this study is to trace Paul's theology as it unfolds in his letter to the church at Galatia, and to attempt to illuminate, as far as possible, how the Galatians likely comprehended it, at the time they received it. The author asks readers to imagine themselves as silent witnesses to Paul's dictation of the letter and to observe, through a historical perspective, how the Galatian Christians might have understood Paul's words.
Martinus C. de Boer is Professor of New Testament at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.