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on April 21, 2003
This volume offers a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary debates on Paul's Epistle to the Galatians. Perfect for classroom use. In addition to complete indexes and a volume bibliography, there is a glossary of technical terms that arise in the volume.
The essays are separated into three major topical areas to cover discussion of: 1) Rhetorical and Epistolary Genre; 2) The Autobiographical Narratives; 3) The Galatian Situation(s).
Contents include:
Introduction, Mark D. Nanos
Part 1. Rhetorical and Epistolary Genre:
A. Rhetorical Approaches:
1. The Literary Composition and Function of Paul's Letter to the Galatians, Hans Dieter Betz
2. The Rhetorical Outline for Galatians: A Reconsideration, Robert G. Hall
3. The Letter of Paul to the Galatians: A Deliberative Speech, Joop Smit
4. Galatians (1:1-5): Paul and Greco-Roman Rhetoric, Robert M. Berchman
5. Apostasy to Paganism: The Rhetorical Stasis of the Galatian Controversy, Troy Martin
6. Paul's Epistles and Ancient Greek and Roman Rhetoric, Carl Joachim Classen
B. Epistolary Approaches
7. Paul's Letter to the Galatians: Epistolary Genre, Content, and Structure, Nils A. Dahl
8. A Paradigm of the Apocalypse: The Gospel in the Light of Epistolary Analysis, G. Walter Hansen
Part 2: Autobiographical Narratives:
A. Rhetorical Approaches
9. Rhetorical Identification in Paul's Autobiographical Narrative: Galatians 1.13-2.14, Paul E. Koptak
10. Paul's Argumentation in Galatians 1-2, Johan S. Vos
11. Epideictic Rhetoric and Persona in Galatians One and Two, James D. Hester
B. Socio-historical Approaches
12. The Incident at Antioch (Gal. 2.11-18), James D. G. Dunn
13. Judaism, the Circumcision of Gentiles, and Apocalyptic Hope: Another Look at Galatians 1 and 2, Paula Fredriksen
14. Making and Breaking an Agreement Mediterranean Style: A New Reading of Galatians 2:1-14, Philip F. Esler
15. What Was at Stake in Peter's `Eating with Gentiles' at Antioch? Mark D. Nanos
Part 3: The Galatian Situation(s)

16. The Opposition to Paul, A. E. Harvey
17. The Agitators and the Galatian Congregation, Robert Jewett
18. A Law-Observant Mission to Gentiles, J. Louis Martyn
19. Paul and the Opponents of the Christ-Gospel in Galatia, Nikolaus Walter
20. Mirror-Reading a Polemical Letter: Galatians as a Test Case, John M. G. Barclay
21. The Argumentative Situation of Galatians, B. C. Lategan
22. The Inter- and Intra-Jewish Political Context of Paul's Letter to the Galatians, Mark D. Nanos
23. Foolish Galatians?-A Recipient-Oriented Assessment of Paul's Letter, Dieter Mitternacht
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