From the May/June, 2013 issue of Touchstone
Paul's Apology by Patrick Henry Reardon

AS IT IS WRITTEN. . . . by Patrick Henry Reardon

Paul's Apology

It would be easy to suppose that the Gospels, because they fill the first pages of the New Testament, represent the earliest literary exercise in Christian biography. This is not the case, however; the Epistle to the Galatians predates the earliest of the Gospels (Mark) by more than a decade. And if we don't think of Galatians as a work of Christian biography, we are not reading it very
carefully.

The biographical aspect of Galatians is, of course, autobiographical. Indeed, it represents a special form of autobiography; it is a "personal apologetic." It is Paul's defense of his life and ministry, di . . .


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