Dr. Kolb's Endorsement of our new Commentary on Galatians

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"The translator’s experience as a court translator and transcriber and his training as a theologian combine to enable him to give readers a sense of the liveliness of Martin Luther’s lecture style by turning to student notes from the lecture hall.  This translation therefore enhances all other English translations, which have delivered these lectures in English up to this point since these other translations have rendered the similar but not identical text of the edited version of the reformer’s great lectures of 1531 that appeared in print four years later.  Here we encounter what Luther said, not what he and his editors wished he had said or thought that he had meant to say. Camacho takes us into the lecture hall to catch the personal inflection that the reformer brought to the exposition of Paul’s letter in the midst of increased papal and imperial pressure on the Wittenberg theologians and their worldview in the wake of the diet of Augsburg in 1530.  The urgency of the reformers exposition of the gospel of the restoration of human righteousness through Christ’s death and resurrection rings from the pages of this fresh, lively re-hearing of the lectures as presented in the notes of the Wittenberg professor’s students."

- Robert Kolb, professor of systematic theology emeritus, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis US
 

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