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In this addition to the successful Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS) series, two esteemed scholars interpret Galatians from within the living tradition of the Church. The CCSS relates Scripture to Christian life today, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help pastoral ministers, lay readers, and students understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively. Its attractive packaging and accessible writing style make it a series to own—and to read!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801049729
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 718,104
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Cardinal Albert Vanhoye (SSD, Pontifical Biblical Institute) is rector emeritus of the Pontifical Biblical Institute and is a former secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.

Peter S. Williamson (STD, Pontifical Gregorian University) holds the Adam Cardinal Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Illustrations 7

Editors' Preface 9

Note on Authorship 12

Abbreviations 13

Introduction 15

Outline of the Letter to the Galatians 27

An Unusual Beginning (1:1-5) 29

Strong Words: Paul Takes a Stand (1:6-10) 34

Part 1 Paul Defends His Gospel by Telling His Story (1:11-2:21) 41

Paul's Call to Preach Came by Divine Revelation (1:11-24) 43

Official Recognition of Paul's Gospel (2:1-10) 59

Confrontation at Antioch (2:11-14) 72

Paul's Gospel (2:15-21) 81

Part 2 Arguments from Christian Experience and from Scripture (3:1-5:12) 95

Three Quick Arguments for Faith over Works of the Law (3:1-18) 97

The Temporary Role of the Law, the Extraordinary Benefits of Faith (3:19-29) 119

Adoption as Sons and Daughters of God (4:1-11) 135

A Personal Appeal (4:12-20) 152

Another Argument from Scripture (4:21-31) 159

Concluding Summons to Live as Free People (5:1-12) 171

Part 3 Exhortation about How to Live as a Christian (5:13-6:10) 185

Freedom, Love, and Life in the Spirit (5:13-25) 189

Advice for Christian Community Life (5:26-6:10) 202

Pant's Final Words raid Signature (6.11-18) 208

Suggested Resources 215

Glossary 217

Index of Pastoral Topics 221

Index or Sidebars 223

Map 224

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