Reading 1 Peter, Jude, and 2 Peter

Reading 1 Peter, Jude, and 2 Peter

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This volume is dedicated to the study of three late, little-known biblical works that historically have been relegated to the lesser works of the New Testament. Reading 1 Peter, Jude, and 2 Peter underscores the light that these letters shed upon one another and focuses on the snapshots they provide of early Christian communities as they encountered the social and religious environment in which they were situated. Careful reading of 1 Peter reveals the complex world of the post-apostolic period. Jude and 2 Peter provide a sober look at the early community's evolution in doctrinal and moral terms.... of 1 Peter follows the stereotyped format of the ancient letter, an opening that consists of a tripartite formula: writer, to addressees, greeting. ... (see Gal 1:2), focuses on the addresseesa#39; particular situation, and employs the standard conventions of the pastoral letter. ... The writera#39;s Petrine claim and alleged relation to Jesus, as stated in the letter opening, are matched by similar references in 5:1 to theanbsp;...

Title:Reading 1 Peter, Jude, and 2 Peter
Author: Earl Richard
Publisher:Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc. - 2000

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