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Commentary on Galatians (Luther Classic Commentaries) Paperback – May 16, 2006
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A most penetrating analysis and clear statement of doctrine in a way that everyone, from scholar to layman, may understand. (Messenger 20040603)
I do prefer this book of Martin Luther upon the Galatians, excepting the Holy Bible, before all books that have ever seen. (John Bunyan 20040603)
One cannot understand well the Reformation without reading Luther's Commentary on Galatians. (Standard Bearer 20040603)
This book indeed is a classic and one every student should use. (Presbyterian Journal 20040603) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This is one of those books that after you read it once you'll find yourself coming back to it again and again.
Also, the size, format, font, etc. are good and readable.
If you have questions, or unclear about the relationship of the Law to Grace through Christ, this book is certain to be of help.
I think my comments here are more valuable than analyzing how it is Luther goes about clearing up questions or lack of clarity on this crucial subject. You may draw your own conclusions.
That is what I love about Luther's commentary. Luther was learning this stuff and loving it as he was teaching it. He was not a theologian who had the benefit of walking in the steps of bible-loving, grace-espousing mentors. He was pierced by the word and the Spirit changed his heart by it. This is what you see in Galatians. During my study I read many great commentaries, but my favorite was Luthers. Luther acts in this commentary as both an exegete and a pastor. This is a commentary that you may just want to curl up with on the couch after you finish studying a section and read and read again. His passion is contagious.
(By the way, my other favorite Galatians commentaries were MacArthur's and Hendriksen's. Calvin's and Stott's came in a close #4 and #5). I hope this helps.
The Kindle version does somewhat distract from the content with no Table of Contents, grammatical errors, and incorrect bible passage references. Take the later for instance. In Galatians ch3v6 [p79], the translator tells the reader to go to Gen.16v6. When in actuality the correct bible citation is Gen15.6.
Now if you are one who always have the time to check content references, then this may not pose much of a problem. But if you are citing the content on the fly for a sermon, a small group, or an exegetical paper, just be cautious.