N. T. Wright on Galatians

William B. Eerdmans Publishing recently announced the release of N. T. Wright’s commentary on Galatians, the inaugural volume in the Commentary for Christian Formation series. Although this is of great interest to me because I have written a commentary on Galatians chapters 1 and 2 and own over 200 commentaries on Galatians, the book will probably not be of much interest to most preachers. Wright is the former bishop of Durham, a post once held by J.B. Lightfoot and Brooke Foss Westcott. He is an extremely prolific writer, but has not written much of any value to most readers of The Preacher’s Library. I have met Wright at least twice over the years. He is a dynamic speaker and one of the greatest Anglican scholars in history. However, he has a very muddled theology. A theologically conservative reviewer I respect reviewed (Journal of Dispensational Theology, Winter 2016, pp. 338-341) Wright’s book Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church (Harper Collins, 2008) and concluded that “by the close of Surprised by Hope, N. T, Wright has redefined heaven, hell, the gospel, future judgment, and the entire mission of the church.”