Galatians / Nancy Elizabeth Bedford.Material type: TextSeries: Belief (Series): Publisher: Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, Edition: First edition.Description: xvi, 232 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780664232719; 066423271X; 9780664262068; 0664262066.Subject(s): Bible. Galatians -- CommentariesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Galatians.DDC classification: 227/.407
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
1:1-5 Introduction/salutation -- 1:6-2:21 The gospel is truly good news -- 3:1-27 Walking by faith in freedom -- 3:28-4:7 The Trinitarian dynamic at the heart of God's relationship with creation -- 4:8-5:26 Walking by faith in freedom (reprise) -- 6:1-17 The gospel is truly good news (reprise) -- 6:18 Final blessing/Conclusion.
In this incisive commentary, Nancy Bedford explores Paul's Letter to the Galatians as it addresses pressing issues in the earliest Christian churches. Paul argues that it is not necessary for Gentiles to become full-fledged Jews in order to follow Jesus. In Jesus Christ, differences among people will continue. Bedford sees that equality in Christ (Gal. 3:28) does not erase differences but instead breaks down hierarchical relationships among many different people and groups. She considers the implications of these convictions for Christian faith today, particularly for those outside western Christian traditions. - from the back of the book.