Rereading Galatians from the Perspective of Paul's Gospel

A Literary and Theological Commentary

By Yung Suk Kim

Rereading Galatians from the Perspective of Paul's Gospel

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Rereading Galatians from the Perspective of Paul's Gospel

A Literary and Theological Commentary

By Yung Suk Kim

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  • ISBN: 9781532691126
  • Pages: 106
  • Publication Date: 10/29/2019
  • Retail Price: $16.00
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About-

Galatians has often been read from a rhetorical perspective, with an emphasis on justification by faith, Paul’s autobiographical experience, proofs of the gospel, and exhortations to the Galatians. However, it can be read as a “letter” of which the main theme is the gospel—an umbrella term that covers many other topics, including faith, righteousness, freedom, and new creation. Paul writes Galatians not to argue for an individual justification by faith (understood from a forensic salvation perspective), but to make explicit his gospel that all can become children of God through faith. In Paul’s logic, what comes first is God’s promise, faith is a response to it through Christ, and the law can be fulfilled through faith. The gospel that Paul proclaimed to the Galatians is based on God, who called them in the grace of Christ (1:6). Kim challenges the traditional reading of Galatians, exploring different dimensions of the gospel: (1) God as the origin and root of the gospel; (2) Christ as the exemplifier of God’s gospel through faithfulness; (3) the followers of Jesus as the children of God who participate in Christ’s faithfulness and continue to proclaim the good news of God through Jesus.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Yung Suk Kim reads Galatians as a reaffirmation of Paul's good news: that God has acted in Jesus to open a path of life and freedom for all who believe. Rather than treating faith as a set of beliefs, Kim brings out how Paul's gospel draws readers to emulate Jesus' faithfulness and to participate in his risen life.”

—Greg Carey, Lancaster Theological Seminary



“Yung Suk Kim takes his readers to an exciting journey through Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Placing the divine good news for humanity at the center of the message in Galatians, Kim offers a truly innovative way of unlocking the richness of Pauline theology in this letter. Thanks to his clarity and thoroughness of presentation, readers will find this book accessible and insightful.”

—Ekaputra Tupamahu, Portland Seminary at George Fox University



“Yung Suk Kim, a prolific New Testament scholar, interprets Galatians as a mature theological letter, just like Romans. What lies at the center of Paul’s theology in Galatians is not ‘justification by faith’ in forensic terms, but the ‘gospel’ based in God’s faithfulness and also in the faithfulness of Christ represented in his sacrifice for God's righteousness and as a way of loving people. Through his careful exegetical studies and accessible language, Kim invites the reader into the richness and clarity of meaning of the gospel today.”

—Jin Young Choi, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Contributors-

Yung Suk Kim

Bio(s)-

Yung Suk Kim is Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University. He is the author of more than a dozen books.

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