HTS Theological Studies
Print version ISSN 0259-9422
TOLMIE, D F. Violence in Galatians?. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2008, vol.64, n.4, pp. 1699-1714. ISSN 0259-9422.
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.