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Galatians, Epistle to the
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After an introduction (Gal. 1:1–5), Paul omits the usual thanksgiving and refers at once to the reason for writing, which is the appearance of those who preach “a different gospel” (vv. 6–10). He then develops the theme of the letter (1:11–5:12): the gospel—faith or the law? In accordance with the thesis of 1:11–12, he describes to his readers his own path from Damascus to Galatia as the path of the gospel (1:13–2:21). He then presents the gospel in 3:1–5:12, especially in its relation to the law. In 5:13–6:10 comes the pa…

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Lührmann, Dieter, “Galatians, Epistle to the”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_G5>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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