This is the second book in the series, The Life and Letters of Paul. It explores the difficult relationship between the Law of the Jews and the Christian faith of the Galatians. Drawing on historical data about the Galatian congregations and their origins, the author explains how Paul understood his audience and tailored his argument to address the particular threats to their faith and their misunderstandings of the relationship between law and freedom. The six sessions are: 1 - Who Were the Galatians? 2 - A "Second String" Apostle? 3 - Faith or Works? 4 - Faith Came First 5 - What Is Liberty? 6 - Life in the Spirit Each session is self-contained and includes study questions for reflection that are all you need to lead a group or to pursue the study on your own. The volumes in “The Life and Letters of Paul” series are especially appropriate for those who want an in-depth study of the Pauline epistles. Key Features: • Use of historical, archaeological, and geographical data for the region • Direct engagement of learners with the Scriptures • Learning helps interspersed with the study text • Based on the New Revised Standard Version Key Benefits: • Helps readers grasp the culture and context from which Paul’s writings emerged Paul and the Galatians explores crucial theological, ethical, and ecclesiastical questions in Paul’s famous epistle. Each session is self-contained and includes questions for reflection. The volumes in “The Life and Letters of Paul” series are especially appropriate for those who want an in-depth study of the Pauline epistles. The six session topics are: Who Were the Galatians? (1:1–10); A “Second String” Apostle? (1:11–2:10); Faith or Works? (2:11–2:21); Faith Came First (3:1–4:7); What Is Liberty? (4:8–5:24); and Life in the Spirit (5:25–6:18).
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