Paul's Letter to the Galatians

174 Paul's Letter to the Galatians

The Book of Galatians is the most polemical book in all of Scripture.  Paul, the author of this letter is responding to Christian Jewish opponents who have challenged his doctrine of justification by faith.  These adversaries are missionaries whose task it is to convert newly Gentile Christian converts to Judaism in order to make them full-fledged Christians.  These opponents entered the Galatian community as Torah teachers and influenced the thinking of these Gentiles.  Paul felt compelled to write this impassionate letter to persuade the Galatians to abandon these teachers and embrace his teaching.  This course is an examination of these first century controversies and the literary and rhetorical arguments used by Paul to combat them.

Fulfills Advanced Certificate Bible elective or Advanced Certificate any department elective.

Required text:

Matthew Henry’s Commentary, Volume 6:  Acts to Revelation


     or if you prefer:


Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible


Qualifies for the Bible Certificate Program.