Bibliography: Galatians


Cousar, Charles B. Reading Galatians, Philippians, and 1 Thessalonians: A Literary and Theological Commentary. RNTS. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2001.

Dunn, James D. G. The Theology of Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. NTT. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Esler, Philip. Galatians. NTR. London: Routledge, 1998.

Perkins, Pheme. Abraham’s Divided Children: Galatians and the Politics of Faith. NTC. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2001.

Williams, Sam K. Galatians. ANTC. Nashville: Abingdon, 1997.

Wright, Tom. Paul for Everyone: Galatians and Thessalonians. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004.

Critical Commentaries

Betz, Hans Dieter. Galatians. Hermeneia. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1979.

Bruce, F. F. The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians: A Commentary on the Greek Text. NIGTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.

Fung, Ronald Y. K. Galatians. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988.

Longenecker, Richard N. Galatians. WBC 41. Waco: Word, 1990.

Lührmann, Dieter. Galatians. ContC. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1992.

Martyn, J. Louis. Galatians. AB 33A. New York: Doubleday, 1997.

Matera, Frank. Galatians. SP. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1992.

Witherington, Ben, III. Grace in Galatia: A Commentary on St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

Northern and Southern Galatian Theories

Brown, Raymond. An Introduction to the New Testament, 474–77. ABRL. New York: Doubleday, 1997.

Carson, D. A., and Douglas J. Moo. An Introduction to the New Testament, 458–65. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.

Longenecker, Richard N. “Introduction.” In Galatians, lxiii–lxxii. WBC 41. Waco: Word, 1990.

Paul’s Engagement of His Opponents

Brinsmead, Bernard Hungerford. Galatians—Dialogical Response to Opponents. SBLDS 65. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1982.

Howard, George. Paul: Crisis in Galatia: A Study in Early Christian Theology. 2nd ed. SNTSMS 35. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Nanos, Mark D. The Irony of Galatians: Paul’s Letter in First-Century Context. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2002.

The Rhetoric of Galatians

Betz, Hans Dieter. Galatians. Hermeneia. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1977.

Brinsmead, Bernard Hungerford. Galatians—Dialogical Response to Opponents. SBLDS 65. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1982.

Hietanen, Mika. Paul’s Argumentation in Galatians: A Pragma-Dialectical Analysis. LNTS 344. London: T&T Clark, 2007.

Kern, Philip H. Rhetoric and Galatians: Assessing an Approach to Paul’s Epistle. SNTSMS 101. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Morland, Kjell Arne. The Rhetoric of Curse in Galatians: Paul Confronts Another Gospel. ESEC. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995.

Nanos, Mark D., ed. The Galatian Debate: Contemporary Issues in Rhetorical and Historical Interpretation. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2002.

———. The Irony of Galatians: Paul’s Letter in First-Century Context. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2002.

Tolmie, D. Francis. Persuading the Galatians: A Text-Centered Rhetorical Analysis of a Pauline Letter. WUNT 2/190. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005.

Paul’s Use of Scripture in Galatians

Ciampa, Roy E. The Presence and Function of Scripture in Galatians 1 and 2. WUNT 2/102. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1998.

Elliott, Susan. Cutting Too Close for Comfort: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians in Its Anatolian Cultic Context. JSNTSup 248. London: T&T Clark International, 2003.

Hansen, G. Walter. Abraham in Galatians: Epistolary and Rhetorical Contexts. JSNTSup 29. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1989.

Wakefield, Andrew K. Where to Live: The Hermeneutical Significance of Paul’s Citations from Scripture in Galatians 3:1–14. SBLAcBib 14. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003.

Wisdom, Jeffrey R. Blessing for the Nations and the Curse of the Law: Paul’s Citation of Genesis and Deuteronomy in Galatians 3.8–10. WUNT 2/133. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2001.

Studies on Paul’s Use of Scripture in General

Aageson, James W. Written Also for Our Sake: Paul and the Art of Biblical Interpretation. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1993.

Beale, Gregory K., and D. A. Carson, eds. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007.

Evans, Craig A., and Jack A. Sanders, eds. Paul and the Scriptures of Israel. JSNTSup 83. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993.

Hays, Richard B. The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel’s Scriptures. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.

———. Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

Stanley, Christopher. Arguing with Scripture: The Rhetoric of Scripture in the Letters of Paul. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2004.

———. Paul and the Language of Scripture: Citation Technique in the Pauline Epistles and Contemporary Literature. SNTSMS 69. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Christ and the Law—General Pauline Studies (Including Work on Galatians)

Beker, J. Christiaan. “The Enigma of the Law: Instrument of God or Servant of Sin?” In Paul the Apostle: The Triumph of God in Life and Thought, 235–54. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1982.

Carson, D. A., Peter T. O’Brien, and Mark A. Seifrid, eds. Justification and Variegated Nomism. 2 vols. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001–4.

Das, A. Andrew. Paul, the Law, and the Covenant. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2001.

Drane, John W. Paul: Libertine or Legalist? London: SPCK, 1975.

Dunn, James D. G., ed. Paul and the Mosaic Law. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1996.

———. “The Law.” In The Theology of Paul the Apostle, 128–62. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

Gaston, Lloyd. Paul and the Torah. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1987.

Hübner, Hans. Law in Paul’s Thought: A Contribution to the Development of Pauline Theology. SNTW. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1984.

Koperski, Veronica. What Are They Saying about Paul and the Law? Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2001.

Martin, Brice L. Christ and the Law in Paul. NovTSup 62. Leiden: Brill, 1989.

Räisänen, Heikki. Paul and the Law. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1983.

Sanders, E. P. Paul, the Law, and the Jewish People. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1983.

Schreiner, Thomas R. The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1993.

Thielman, Frank. Paul and the Law: A Contextual Approach. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994.

Thurén, Lauri. Derhetorizing Paul: A Dynamic Perspective on Pauline Theology and the Law. WUNT 124. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2000.

Tomson, Peter J. Paul and the Jewish Law: Halakha in the Letters of the Apostle to the Gentiles. CRINT 3/1. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990.

Westerholm, Stephen. Israel’s Law and the Church’s Faith: Paul and His Recent Interpreters. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988.

Winger, Michael. By What Law? The Meaning of Nomos in the Letters of Paul. SBLDS 128. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1992.

Wright, N. T. The Climax of the Covenant: Christ and the Law in Pauline Theology. London: T&T Clark, 1991.

Christ and the Law—Studies on Galatians Specifically

Hong, In-Gyu. The Law in Galatians. JSNTSup 81. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993.

Rapa, Robert K. The Meaning of “Works of the Law” in Galatians and Romans. SBL 31. New York: Peter Lang, 2001.

Smiles, Vincent M. The Gospel and the Law in Galatia: Paul’s Response to Jewish-Christian Separatism and the Threat of Galatian Apostasy. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998.

Thielman, Frank. From Plight to Solution: A Jewish Framework for Understanding Paul’s View of the Law in Galatians and Romans. NovTSup 61. Leiden: Brill, 1989.

Paul’s Understanding of Justification

Aune, David E., ed. Rereading Paul Together: Protestant and Catholic Perspectives on Justification. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006.

Bird, Michael F. The Saving Righteousness of God: Studies on Paul, Justification and the New Perspective. PBM. Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2007.

Boers, Hendrikus. The Justification of the Gentiles: Paul’s Letters to the Galatians and Romans. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1994.

Seifrid, Mark. Christ, Our Righteousness: Paul’s Theology of Justification. NSBT. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000.

———. Justification by Faith: The Origin and Development of a Central Pauline Theme. NovTSup 68. Leiden: Brill, 1992.

Stuhlmacher, Peter, with Donald Hagner. Revisiting Paul’s Doctrine of Justification: A Challenge to the New Perspective. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2001.

VanLandingham, Chris. Judgment and Justification in Early Judaism and the Apostle Paul. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2006.

The “Fullness of Time”

Longenecker, Bruce W. The Triumph of Abraham’s God: The Transformation of Identity in Galatians. London: T&T Clark, 1998.

Transforming Effect of the Spirit

Cosgrove, Charles H. The Cross and the Spirit: A Study in the Argument and Theology of Galatians. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1988.

Fee, Gordon D. God’s Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1994.

———. Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.

Lull, David J. The Spirit in Galatia: Paul’s Interpretation of Pneuma as Divine Power. SBLDS 49. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1980.

Paradox of Freedom and Obligation

Barclay, John M. G. Obeying the Truth: Paul’s Ethics in Galatia. SNTW. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1988.

Buckel, John. Free to Love: Paul’s Defense of Christian Liberty in Galatians. LPTM 15. Leuven: Peeters, 1993.

On “Flesh” and “Spirit”

Russell, Walter Bo, III. The Flesh/Spirit Conflict in Galatians. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1997.

Galatians 3:28 and Gender Distinctions

Hogan, Pauline Nigh. “No Longer Male and Female”: Interpreting Galatians 3:28 in Early Christianity. LNTS 380. New York: T&T Clark, 2008.

Hove, Richard. Equality in Christ? Galatians 3:28 and the Gender Dispute. Wheaton: Crossway, 1999.

Wiley, Tatha. Paul and the Gentile Women: Reframing Galatians. New York: Continuum, 2005.

Other Academic Studies

Asano, Atsuhiro. Community-Identity Construction in Galatians: Exegetical, Social-Anthropological, and Socio-Historical Studies. JSNTSup 285. London: T&T Clark, 2005.

Bryant, Robert A. The Risen Crucified Christ in Galatians. SBLDS 185. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001.

Burke, Trevor J. Adopted into God’s Family: Exploring a Pauline Metaphor. NSBT 23. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006.

Davis, Basil S. Christ as Devotio: The Argument of Galatians 3:1–14. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002.

du Toit, A. B. Focusing on Paul: Persuasion and Theological Design in Romans and Galatians. Edited by C. Breytenbach and D. S. du Toit. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2007.

Eastman, Susan. Recovering Paul’s Mother Tongue: Language and Theology in Galatians. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2007.

Hays, Richard. The Faith of Jesus Christ: The Narrative Substructure of Galatians 3:1–4:11. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.

McLean, B. Hudson. The Cursed Christ: Mediterranean Expulsion Rituals and Pauline Soteriology. JSNTSup 126. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996.

Park, Eung Chun. Either Jew or Gentile: Paul’s Unfolding Theology of Inclusivity. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2003.