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The Letter to the Galatians
PAPERBACK; Published: 3/16/2011
ISBN: 978-0-8028-2223-9
296 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6x9

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Series: The Bible in Medieval Tradition (BMT)

This work on Galatians is the inaugural volume in a significant new commentary series, The Bible in Medieval Tradition, which seeks to reconnect today's Christians with part of the church's rich tradition of biblical interpretation.

Ian Christopher Levy has brought together six substantial commentaries on Galatians written between the ninth and the fourteenth centuries. Levy's clear, readable translations of these major texts -- previously unavailable in English -- are augmented by his in- depth introduction, which locates each author within the broad context of medieval scholarship.

Read more about the volume in a blog post by Christopher Levy on EerdWord.
REVIEWS
Cistercian Studies Quarterly
"Levy provides the needed background necessary for reading these medieval texts with understanding. In my opinion, this is why this book is so valuable. . . . Very suitable for both personal and classroom use. It is highly recommended to anyone desiring a guide to the Bible in medieval tradition."
Evangelical Quarterly
"This new contribution to the already vast scholarship on Galatians manages to offer the contemporary reader a perspective on the epistle often missed in contemporary Christianity."
Journal for the Study of the New Testament
"This is the first volume in a new series in which selections from mediaeval commentaries and other texts interpreting the New Testament documents are made available to a wider readership. . . . This volume and the series of which it forms a part are to be warmly welcomed."
Kevin Madigan
— Harvard Divinity School
"Edited and translated by one of the most gifted and prolific historians of exegesis in the world today, this volume will be indispensable for studying the history of exegesis. Few fields are growing so rapidly in religious studies, and the need for English translations is pressing. Ian Levy here not only masterfully translates six important medieval authors at length. He also supplies a rich and detailed introduction that itself constitutes an important contribution to secondary literature on the reception of Paul's letter to the Galatians. . . An ideal volume with which to introduce students to this burgeoning field."
Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J.
— Catholic University of America
"Ian C. Levy has translated six medieval writings (commentaries and essays) dealing with Paul's letter to the Galatians. He thus brings these important writings to the attention of modern general readers and students of the Pauline letter. All who consult Levy's translations will profit from the reading."
Lawrence S. Cunningham
— University of Notre Dame
"This first volume of a series devoted to medieval commentaries on sacred scripture, with its capacious introduction and wide choice of translated texts, augurs well for the project as a whole. The medieval masters of what they themselves called 'the Sacred Page' brought both deep devotion and skill to their consideration of the Word of God. One only hopes that the subsequent volumes measure up to the high bar set by Levy."
Boyd Taylor Coolman
— Boston College
"Levy's volume offers outstanding access to medieval commentaries on one of Paul's most influential letters. Anyone interested in the history of exegesis will find here a treasure trove; but just as importantly, no one invested in the 'new perspective on Paul,' whether pro or con, can afford to neglect these medieval interpretations of the Letter to the Galatians."

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