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Paul for Everyone Galatians and Thessalonians (New Testament For Everyone)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  90 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Tom Wright's eye-opening comments on these letters are combined, passage-by-passage, with his fresh and inviting new translation of the Bible text. Making use of his true scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Wright captures the tension and excitement of the time as the letters seek to assert Paul's authority and his teaching against ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published August 1st 2002)
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Радостин Марчев
Прегледах единствено коментара върху галатяните. Кратко, но много точно и съдържателно разглеждане на основните идеи в книгата. Чудесно начално място за човек, който сега започва да изучава библията по-сериозно или дори за някой, който се подготвя за сериозно изучаване на книгата и желае преди да пристъпи към по-обемни и технически коментари да получи начална идея за основните идеи и деление на мисълта.
Rick Boyer
I love this series. It's great for laypeople; I use it when teaching Bible studies. And it's also very useful as an easily understandable refresher guide for busy clergy. There's no one better than Dr. Wright!
Christopher
This is a particularly difficult book to review because of how Mr. Wright chose to cover some of Paul's shorter epistles after 1 & 2 Corinthians. Instead of going through it linearly, that is between Galatians and Philemon one book at a time, Mr. Wright has grouped them chronologically based on when scholars believe they were written. And since Galatians and 1 & 2 Thessalonians are believed to be some of Paul's earliest letters they are grouped together accordingly, even though in the Ne ...more
Chris
I've been continuing to use these commentaries as a form of daily devotional reading, and have not been disappointed or grown tired of them yet. This may be my favorite so far. Having done an in-depth group study on the book of Galatians over 15 years ago, I was so impressed with how (seemingly) effortlessly Wright works out the major themes of the epistle and follows the quirks of its argument. In fact, he rather easily solves some problems that I and my fellow students had wracked our brains o ...more
M.G. Bianco
This book has accessibility to commend it. It most definitely lives up to its name, Paul for Everyone. I read only the portion on Galatians, so that is all my review will entail. His commentary on Galatians is broken up into smaller portions of the text, in which he provides his own translation of the text, followed by a commentary on it. The commentary generally begins with a story and therefore comes across very pastoral. The translation he provides, is itself not the most accurate. But, Wrigh ...more
Brad Belschner
Galatians contains some of the most controversial material for the "New Perspective on Paul" movement, so this book was especially good to read. I believe N.T. Wright explains the epistle well, though I'm still left scratching my head in a few places. I'll certainly be returning to this book in the future.

This commentary series, "The New Testament for Everyone", seems to be designed for devotions, and perhaps small study groups. The text is broken up into nice bite size chunks, with commentary
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Evan Hays
I own all of the series that he has written so far, but have only read Mark before this. I am now going to keep reading them all continually. They are such a panacea for someone like me who has been to so many sunday school lessons, heard so many sermons, and even read the new testament several times over each. I need Wright's scholarship, always accessible and compelling, to move me forward in both my knowledge and love of the new testament. I know enough now to know how much I don't/can't get ...more
Ethan
An entry-level commentary on Galatians and 1/2 Thessalonians.

Wright's commentary, as in all the "for everyone" series, remains excellent. He provides a understandable (if not quite British) translation of the text in sections, followed by some illustration and commentary for each section. The commentary demonstrates the major theme of each letter and concisely sets forth Paul's primary meaning in context to those to whom he is writing. Application is made when appropriate.

An excellent resource f
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John Barbour
N.T. Wright has provided a great gift to the church with these commentaries. I just got done using the Galatians one for my class on Galatians. The commentary is clear and easy to understand. Each section provides an illustration that helps elucidate the passage. I recommend this to be a major part of the curriculum in the churches.
Keith
i would highly suggest N.T. Wright's complete series of "Paul for Everyone". He does a great job of unpacking the meaning of Scripture without becoming pedantic. His illustrations are great and the explanations are down-to-earth and understandable.
Douglas Hayes
As with all of his books in the "For Everyone" series, it is written for the lay reader, although there are some gems to be found. While easily accessible to everyone, it is Wright through and through.
Willie Krischke
I only read the Galatians half, as that is what I'm currently studying.
ChrisGA
Good commentary
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N. T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England (2003-2010) and one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. He has been featured on ABC News, Dateline NBC, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air, and he has taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGi ...more
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