Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Franzmann

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Galatians 3:26-29; Galatians 4:8; Galatians 5:10; Galatians 1:8; Acts 20:30; Galatians 5:12; Galatians 6:12-13; Galatians 1:7; Galatians 3:1; Galatians 4:17, 29-31; Galatians 4:21-31; Acts 15:5; Acts 15:1; Galatians 2:1; Acts 15:1ff; Romans 10:2-3; Galatians 3:3; Galatians 5:2; Acts 1:21-22; Galatians 1:10; Galatians 5:11; Acts 16:1-3; Galatians 1:13-14; Galatians 1:6; Galatians 4:9, 17, 21; Galatians 3:4; Galatians 4:11;


The purpose of the present writer in this thesis has been to determine just how Paul went about treating and refuting the error. What were his arguments and attitudes over against his converts? His opponents? The error itself? Were his arguments sound and convincing? Does he leave room for compromise? To what degree does he allow his own self to enter the picture? In attempting to answer these questions, the writer has endeavored at all times to maintain objectivity except where a difference of opinion among leading commentators forced him to exercise selectivity. Detailed exegesis has been kept to a minimum and has been employed only where it was helpful in understanding the particular point Paul was making.

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