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by David McWilliams

Galatians: A Mentor Commentary download ebook
ISBN:
1845504526
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978-1845504526
Author:
David McWilliams
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Mentor; Revised edition edition (May 20, 2009)
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240 pages
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4.9

While Dr. McWilliams' exposition of Galatians keeps in mind the various of Paul's epistle that have become dominant, his purpose is not primarily polemical.

While Dr. The author sees Paul's paramount concern to be acceptance with God through the work of Christ. McWilliams affirms: "everywhere in every way Paul's concern is with the gospel; he is concerned with While Dr.

Series: Mentor New Testament Categories: Galatians. Galatians was probably the first letter ever written by the apostle Paul. The concern with which he deals - the relationship with which he deals - the relationship of Christian believers to the Mosaic law - was a major problem in the apostolic church and remains so today.

By: David McWilliams (Author). Publisher: Christian Focus Publications.

David McWilliams brings us to an awareness of Paul's teaching on these doctrines that will help us understand and refute errors of the new perspective on Paul

David McWilliams brings us to an awareness of Paul's teaching on these doctrines that will help us understand and refute errors of the new perspective on Paul. Practically you can see how to avoid the pitfalls of legalism (on one side) and license (on the other). By learning more about Galatians you will discover the role of the Holy Spirit in a Christian's life.

While David McWilliams’ exposition of Galatians keeps in mind the various of Paul’s .

While David McWilliams’ exposition of Galatians keeps in mind the various of Paul’s epistle that have become dominant, his purpose is not primarily polemical. The author sees Paul’s paramount concern to be acceptance with God through the work of Christ. Uncover the meaning of Scripture, and clarify its relevance for your life today. Grasp the significance of the Bible for our times.

David McWilliams exposition of the book of Hebrews admirably fulfills the .

Dr. McWilliams is the Senior Minister at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lakeland and has served there for over 30 years

Dr. McWilliams is the Senior Minister at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lakeland and has served there for over 30 years. He is married to Vicky and they have a son Evan who is a pastor in England. Dr. McWilliams’ passions are the study of Scriptures, Reformed and Puritan theology, Christ-centered preaching, and shepherding people

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While Dr. McWilliams' exposition of Galatians keeps in mind the various mischaracterizations of Paul's epistle that have become dominant, his purpose is not primarily polemical. The author sees Paul's paramount concern to be acceptance with God through the work of Christ. McWilliams affirms: "everywhere in every way Paul's concern is with the gospel; he is concerned with the personal salvation of sinners." Written principally, though not exclusively as an aid to preachers, Galatians is an exposition that is scholarly yet readable, combining the rare qualities of depth and brevity. Galatians is sent out to the reading public with the prayer that it might be used of God to extend the gospel of Jesus Christ and the truth of justifying righteousness through the proclamation of free grace to sinners who need the message of salvation through Christ alone!


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Reviews:
  • Bele
I am using this book in a Bible study of Galatians. It is excellent.
  • Flash_back
The book of Galatians is a very important book as part of the Pauline corpus as well as the rest of the New Testament. It's primary doctrine of justification by faith alone was instrumental in the start of the Reformation and the recovery of biblical doctrine during that period. The book of Galatians has been described as the "Magna Carta of Christian liberty". Indeed, Paul stands against the Judaizers and their works/merit system throughout and proclaims the freedom that Jews and Gentiles have in Christ.

This commentary by Dr. David McWilliams is a mid-length (mid-length for this epistle, 240 pages) commentary on the book and is a very helpful contribution to the literature available on Galatians. The commentary is written from a Reformed perspective as with the other Mentor Commentaries and sticks closely to the emphasis of the text itself. The commentary itself is quite readable and deals with the original languages on a need by need basis when exegetical difficulties potentially arise.

The commentary is fairly comprehensive and in my opinion provides plenty of coverage on each verse. McWilliams provides application at the end of most sections. Each section of the letter includes a basic introduction by McWilliams and then the exposition of the text itself. McWilliams holds to a South-Galatian view as to the date and destination believing that this letter was written pre-Acts 15 and was directed towards the churches Paul had planted in South Galatia.

McWilliams shows sensitivity to the various theological aspects of the letter including justification, law, covenant, and so forth. McWilliams uses classic theological terminology when dealing with aspects of the letter that touch upon classic Reformed doctrine. He also interacts with Wright and the New Perspective on the Paul when appropriate and vindicates classical Reformation definitions of justification on the basis of the text itself.

I would have liked to see a more comprehensive introduction to the book. McWilliams only gives about 12 pages or so to introductory matters. This section could have used more material in my opinion. However, as a whole this commentary is quite helpful in making interpretative decisions concerning the letter's meaning. I would recommend this commentary for any study of Galatians!

Thank you to Christian Focus for providing me with a review copy.