Written by Mark D. Nanos (ed.) Reviewed By Alistair I. Wilson

This handsome volume has been designed after the pattern of the very useful, The Romans Debate (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2nd edn, 1991). The editor has conveniently gathered together twenty-three essays on various aspects of the academic study of Galatians, most of which were previously published in scholarly journals or less accessible books. The essays engage with important modern approaches, such as rhetorical, epistolary and social-scientific analysis, although I was disappointed not to find space for explicitly theological readings. Many of the contributors are internationally recognised figures in the study of this letter, such as H.-D. Betz, J. D. G. Dunn and J. L. Martyn, but evangelical scholarship is decidedly under-represented. Some of the articles are justly famous, such as J. M. G. Barclay’s article on ‘mirror reading’. Perplexed students will welcome the five-page Glossary of technical terms and the fifty-pages Bibliography will be helpful to student and teacher alike. These essays are not easy reading, but those who need to refer them will be grateful to the industry of the editor in producing this volume.

Alistair I. Wilson

Alistair I. Wilson
Highland Theological College UHI
Dingwall, Scotland, UK