Galatians and the Development of Paul's Teaching on Justification

Frank J. Matera

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2000

Issue: Galatians (Vol. 20, No 3, Summer, 2000)

Galatians teaches Catholics that justification by faith does not short-circuit the moral life, because the justified fulfill the law of Christ. It reminds Lutherans that good works are compatible with justification by faith, because they are the singular fruit of God's Spirit.

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