Africa Authors E.J. Hutchinson Early Church Fathers Nota Bene

Letter of Paul, Letter of Grace, Letter of Christ

In Sermon 162C (Dolbeau 10), on Paul’s rebuke of Peter in Galatians 2 (on the history of the exegesis of this passage, cf. my essay here), Augustine gives a helpful sketch of the various “levels” on which one can speak of the genesis and authorship or “voice” of Scripture, or, to put it another way, […]

Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Reformed Irenicism Sacred Doctrine

Love as the Fulfilling of the Law in Gal. 5.14

Ever wondered what Paul meant when he said that the Law is fulfilled through obeying Leviticus 19.18 (“You shall love your neighbor as yourself”)? Can the Law really be “fulfilled” without reference to the first Table? Don’t worry, Niels Hemmingsen is here to help. Below are his notes on the verse from his commentary on […]

Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism Sacred Doctrine

“As Many of You As Were Baptized” (2)

After some delay, we continue with Calvin on Galatians 3.26-7. In the first installment, we saw the central importance to Calvin of union in the consideration of what it means to be sons of God. But Paul seems to say that this comes about by baptism. So: is it the case that “being baptized” is […]