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Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2021
I have to admit that I am a fan of N. T. Wright. He is a prolific writer and a recognized expert on the New Testament and especially on the letters of Paul. This is an easy-to-read commentary that provides Wright's extensive knowledge of the Bible as a whole. He has a somewhat non-conventional view of Paul's stance on justification and the term righteousness, which he and Paul state as the righteousness of God. I am in agreement with his stance on this, as I believe that no human is ever righteous on his own but can only be accepted as righteous by God when we meet the criteria established by God. The criteria are a sincere trust and faith in the avenue God has provided for salvation that is available to everyone. Our lives will then reflect that faith. Wright takes the stance from the beginning in Galatians that Paul attempts to show why Gentile Christians should be afforded the same exemptions from Roman religious practices as the Jews of his day without actually becoming Jews, and that Jews can become Christians on the basis of faith in the resurrected Jesus, their true Messiah, without adherence to all the Jewish Law. I commend this commentary to anyone who want to understand the message of this letter from the Apostle Paul.
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