The New Testament

A Historical and Theological Introduction

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25. Galatians

Questions for Research and Discussion

  1. Explain in some detail both the North and South Galatian Hypotheses. Which do you find most compelling and why?
  2. What are the various options for the opponents in Galatians? Which theory to you think best fits the evidence and why?
  3. Provide a thorough outline of the argument that Paul sets out in the letter to the Galatians.
  4. Explain the invective found in Galatians 5:12. How might you explain this outburst to someone who is not well-versed in the academic study of the NT?
  5. Discuss how justification by faith and Paul’s understanding of grace and the law color his argument in Galatians.