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Geweld in Galasiers?

D. F. Tolmie
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 64, No 4 | a96 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v64i4.96 | © 2008 D. F. Tolmie | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 January 2008 | Published: 16 January 2008

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D. F. Tolmie, Universiteit van die Vrystaat, South Africa

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Violence in Galatians?

Although the Letter to the Galatians attracts much scholarly attention, the role that violence plays in it, is seldom investigated. This article attempts to address this issue. The question is posed: “To what extent does violence play a role in this letter, and, if so, why?” In order to provide an answer to this question, three aspects are considered: The occurrence of explicit references to violence in the letter; the violent rhetoric used by Paul; whether the theology of Galatians can be described as a violent theology.


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