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Title: «La foi agissant par l'amour» (Galates 5,6)
Subtitle: Justification par la foi et parénèse du jugement dans la lettre aux Galates
Author(s): BUTTICAZ, S.
Volume: 98 Issue: 1 Date: 2017
The articulation between theology and ethics in the Pauline Letters is an old and much disputed research field. The present article aims to reopen this exegetical file, by analyzing the particular case of the Letter to the Galatians. Firstly, how precisely shall we delineate the exhortation section of the letter? Secondly, what status and function does it hold in the Pauline argument and in the frame of the Galatians’ crisis? Finally, how can we bind together the message of justification by faith, centrally argued in Galatians 1-4, and the repeated calls for an ethical commitment that God will reward or punish at the last Judgment, which we read in Galatians 5-6?