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Standing Firm Against Opposition
Galatians 2.1-5

The anthropologist Nigel Barley wrote two famous (and often very funny) books, The Innocent Anthropologist and A Plague of Caterpillars, about the Dowayo tribe, with whom he lived for a while in a remote part of the African republic of Chad. He learnt their language, complete with all kinds of subtle changes in voice level which could alter a perfectly civil comment into an extremely rude one. He studied their customs and tried to make sense of them: their crop-growing and harvesting, their rain-making rituals, their marriage rules, their respect for, and often fear of, their ancestors. And it gradually became clear to him that the ceremony at the heart of the culture, which made sense of virtually everything else, was the ritual of male circumcision...

Taken from Paul for Everyone Galatians and Thessalonians – by Tom Wright

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