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Paul: A Critical Life$
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Jerome Murphy-OʼConnor

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780192853424

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192853424.001.0001

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Conflict in Galatia

Conflict in Galatia

(p.185) 8 Conflict in Galatia
Paul: A Critical Life

Jerome Murphy-oʼconnor

Oxford University Press

The Galatians that Paul wrote to were the members of the Celtic tribes in the area of Pessinus. He used ‘church’ to mean all the believers in a town or city, but he also used it to mean a subgroup, those who assembled in a particular home. The chapter argues that the problems which developed among the Christians of Galatia were not intrinsic and were caused by ‘outsiders’ whose vision of Christianity was radically different from that of Paul. They were out to undermine the authority of Paul and advocated the Judaized version of Christianity. Despite losing some of the churches he had founded, this chapter discusses Paul's calculated response to this setback.

Keywords:   Celtic tribes, Pessinus, church, Galatia, outsiders, Judaism

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