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New American Commentary - Galatians
Vol. 30
By: Timothy George

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The New American Commentary Series

In development for over a decade, The New American Commentary series is for those who have been seeking a commentary that honors the Scriptures, represents the finest in contemporary evangelical scholarship and lends itself to practical work of preaching and teaching. This comprehensive series serves as a minister's friend and a Bible student's guide.

The New American Commentary is based on the inerrancy of Scripture, focuses on the intrinsic theological and exegetical concerns of each Biblical book, and engages the range of issues raised in contemporary Biblical scholarship. Drawing on the skills and insight of over forty Bible scholars, the New American Commentary brings together scholarship and piety to produce a tool that enhances and supports the life of the church.

Highlights of This Volume

This is not only a commentary on one of the most important books in the Bible. It is a theological treatise in its own right, a tract for our times with a message that can renew the life of a church beginning to blend into the worldly spirit of the age. Dr. George herein speaks prophetically as he lays bare the heart and spirit of the modern church with this sharp double-edged sword of the Lord. Like the Old Testament prophets, he has eaten this powerful scroll, placed it on his heart, and then shaped it into a lighthouse that can guide God's church through the turbulent times ahead. It must be read.

About the Author

Timothy George, Th.D. Harvard, has been the dean of Beeson Divinity School since its inception in 1988. As founding dean, George has been instrumental in shaping its character and mission. He teaches church history and doctrine. He serves as executive editor for Christianity Today, and on the editorial advisory boards of The Harvard Theological Review, Christian History and Books & Culture. He has served on the Board of Directors of Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. George has written more than 20 books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals. His book, Theology of the Reformers, has been translated into several languages, and is used as a textbook in many schools and seminaries. His most recent books are Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad? and The Mark of Jesus: Loving in a Way the World Can See . He has been active in evangelical-Roman Catholic Church dialogue. An ordained minister, he has been pastor of churches in Tennessee, Alabama and Massachusetts. He and his wife, Denise, have two adult children.


This first-class commentary draws on the insights of both modern New Testament scholarship and the riches of the Christian tradition to provide a stimulating and persuasive interpretation of this powerful Pauline letter. Highly recommended for pastors and scholars alike.
Allster E. McGrath, Teaching Fellow, Chair of Theology, Ministry and Education, King’s College
Timothy George has written a most readable, thoughtful commentary on Galatians, steeped in Reformation teaching, attentive to both classic and contemporary resources and thoroughly reliable doctrinally. He makes the text accessible to the preacher and the Bible student. A splendid addition to The New American Commentary.
Thomas C. Oden, author associated with Drew University, New Jersey