Monthly Archives: April 2012

Monte A. Shanks on Galatians 5:2-4 in Light of the Doctrine of Justification

The latest issues of BibSac has the following article which you may find of use:

Shanks, Monte A. “Galatians 5:2-4 in Light of the Doctrine of Justification.” Bibliotheca Sacra. 169/674 (2012): 188-202.

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Carlson

Stephen Carlson has successfully defended his dissertation on Galatians and now must be addressed as Dr. Carlson, I presume. It is titled “The Text of Galatians and Its History” and you can read the abstract over on his blog: You may remember that I posted a number of links to his blog listing errata related to the collation of Galatians’ manuscripts. Hopefully his dissertation will be available soon on DukeSpace

P.S. I’m sorry about all the hyperlinks being posted like this but WordPress hasn’t been working properly for me for several months and I don’t have time to figure out why. I can’t add tags either so it’s rather annoying.

More dissertations available from ethos

I noticed today that ethos has three more Galatians related dissertations available for immediate download. The details and links are below. You also might want to download Ben Witherington III’s dissertation which is also available there.

Kok, Ezra Hon-Seng. The Truth of the Gospel: A Study in Galatians 2.15-21. PhD; University of Durham, 1993.

Goh, David T. Creation and the People of God: Creation Tradition and the Boundaries of the Covenant in Second Temple Jewish Writings and in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. PhD; University of Durham, 1994.

Faulkner, Anne. The Emergence of Gentile Leadership and the Jerusalem Conference: A Socio-Psychological Approah to the Group Dynamics of the Participation of Gentile Believers in the Early Church. PhD; Durham University, 2009.

Ian Hamilton on Galatians 3:28

Another journal has been openly posted online. It’s a growing and welcome trend. I have to confess that I’ve never heard of Foundations: An International Journal of Evangelical Theology before but they have published one article on Galatians since beginning in 1978 so it’s worth a look.

Hamilton, Ian “‘For you are all one in Christ Jesus’ (Galatians 3:28).” Foundations. 49 (2002): 2-5.

Check out their archive with links to download both articles and full issues:

New journal and new article on the Pistis Christou debate

While not immediately related to Galatians there is a new journal put out by McMaster, Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics. You can check it out here: Two articles have been posted so far and one relates to the πίστιϛ Χριστοῦ debate.

Cirafesi, Wally V. “ἔχειν πίστιν in Hellenistic Greek and its Contribution to the πίστιϛ Χριστοῦ Debate.” Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics. 1 (2012): 5-37.

This follows on the heals of his co-authored article of last year in which Cirafesi and Gerald W. Peterman examined Hippolytus’s use of πίστιϛ in response to an earlier article by Bird and Whitenton. The details are below. Specifically he looks at the implications with regard to Mark 11:22 and James 2:1 in addition to Hippolytus’s De Antichristo 61:26.

Cirafesi, Wally V. and Gerald W. Peterman. “Πίστις and Christ in Hippolytus’s De Christo et Antichristo: A Response to Michael F. Bird and Michael R. Whitenton.” New Testament Studies. 57:4 (2011): 594-603.