Global readings : a Sri Lankan commentary on Paul's letter to the Galatians (eBook, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Global readings : a Sri Lankan commentary on Paul's letter to the Galatians

Author: David Arthur DeSilva
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reading Scripture with a view to hearing its significance and challenge within its original, foreign context is the essence of exegesis and an anchor point for responsible hermeneutics. Reading Scripture alongside others from a significantly different social location also helps us see fresh aspects of the meaning of the text itself, as well as fresh angles on its challenge to Christian discipleship. This innovative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Commentaries
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Arthur DeSilva
ISBN: 9781725246874 1725246872
OCLC Number: 1256446957
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 335 pages)
Contents: Authorship --
Paul's Ministry in Galatia --
The Pastoral Challenge in Galatia --
The "Good News" according to the Rival Teachers --
Overview of Paul's Response --
Who Were the Galatian Christians? --
Where Were the Galatian Christians? --
Paul, Letter-Writing, and the Art of Persuasion --
Was Galatians Effective? --
Commentary --
1:1-5. Paul's Opening Greeting --
1:6-10. Paul Announces the Presenting Problem --
1:11-17. The Divine Source of Paul's Dramatic Transformation and Gospel --
1:18-24. Paul's First Visit to Jerusalem and Work in Syria and Cilicia --
Reading Galatians 1 with Sri Lankan Christians --
2:1-10. Paul's Second Visit to Jerusalem --
2:11-14. The Antioch Incident --
2:15-21. Paul's Position --
Reading Galatians 2 with Sri Lankan Christians --
3:1-6. Proof from Experience --
Receiving the Spirit --
3:7-9. Proof from Example --
Abraham --
3:10-14. Deductive Proof from Scripture --
3:15-18. Proof from Analogy --
Testamentary Law --
3:19-22. How Does Torah Fit In? --
3:23-29. Proof from Analogy --
Life in the Household --
Reading Galatians 3 with Sri Lankan Christians --
4:1-7. Argument from Analogy, Resumed --
4:8-11. Implications of Argument from Analogy --
Is Reversion to Slavery Desirable? --
4:12-20. Making the Argument Personal --
4:21-31. Proof from Allegorical Reading of Scripture --
Reading Galatians 4 with Sri Lankan Christians --
5:1-6. Paul's Central Exhortation and Rationales --
5:7-12. Putting Distance between the Galatians and the Rival Teachers --
5:13-26. The Spirit's Sufficiency to Nurture Righteousness --
Reading Galatians 5 with Sri Lankan Christians --
6:1-10. Practical Ways to Walk in the Spirit --
6:11-18. Paul's Parting Summaries and Shots --
Reading Galatians 6 with Sri Lankan Christians.
Responsibility: David A. deSilva.

Abstract:

Reading Scripture with a view to hearing its significance and challenge within its original, foreign context is the essence of exegesis and an anchor point for responsible hermeneutics. Reading Scripture alongside others from a significantly different social location also helps us see fresh aspects of the meaning of the text itself, as well as fresh angles on its challenge to Christian discipleship. This innovative commentary by respected New Testament scholar David deSilva is grounded in both approaches: a careful exegesis of Galatians as a basis for discerning the challenge of Scripture in any social location; and a reading of Galatians from the viewpoint of the challenges to living out its message among the churches in Sri Lanka, the result of extensive interaction with Christian leaders in Sri Lanka. Seeing the text afresh from within its ancient context and a different, modern social location will challenge readers in the West to consider once more Paul's message of transformation through the Spirit, with implications for Western Christians in their own context and in the larger global matrix of the Church universal.

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