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Acknowledging the divine benefactor : the second letter of Peter

Author: Terrance Callan
Publisher: Cambridge, England : James Clarke & Co., 2015. ©2014
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Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor' is a socio-rhetorical interpretation of the Second Letter of Peter. Using multiple interpretive perspectives and emphasising the pictorial dimensions of 2 Peter, Terrance Callan shows that the letter makes the following argument: since Jesus Christ has given his followers benefits, including the promise of sharing in divine nature, they need to make a proper return for these  Read more...
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Callan, Terrance.
Acknowledging the divine benefactor : the second letter of Peter.
Cambridge, England : James Clarke & Co., 2015, ©2014
xiii, 207 pages
(DLC) 2015301108
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terrance Callan
ISBN: 9780227904398 0227904397
OCLC Number: 912312791
Description: 1 online resource (219 pages)
Contents: Front cover; Half title; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation; Discourses in 2 Peter; Rhetography and Rhetology; Text; Author; Addressees; Place and Time of Composition; Outline of 2 Peter; Section 1: 2 Peter 1:1-15; Letter Opening; Unit 1: 2 Peter 1:1-2 Letter Salutation; Unit 2: 2 Peter 1:3-11 Theme of Letter: Peter Proposes Honoring the Divine Benefactor by Living Wisely; Unit 3: 2 Peter 1:12-15 Occasion of Letter: Making it Possible to Re-member Peter's Prophetic Teaching after His Death. Section 2: 2 Peter 1:16-2:10aLetter Body, Part 1 Two Arguments that Jesus Will Come Again; Unit 1: 2 Peter 1:16-18 First Argument: Jesus' Transfiguration Shows that He Will Come Again; Unit 2: 2 Peter 1:19-2:10a Second Argument: The Prophetic Word Shows that Jesus Will Come Again; Section 3: 2 Peter 2:10b-22; Letter Body, Part 2 Prophetic Denunciation of the False Teachers; Unit 1: 2 Peter 2:10b-17 Prophetic Denunciation of the False Teachers' Moral Failings; Unit 2: 2 Peter 2:18-22 Prophetic Analysis of the False Teachers' Destructive Effect on Others; Section 4: 2 Peter 3:1-13. Letter Body, Part 3 Restatement of Letter's Purpose and Resumption of Its ArgumentUnit 1: 2 Peter 3:1-4 Peter's Prophetic Reminder of Beneficial Teaching; Unit 2: 2 Peter 3:5-13 Renewed Argument that Jesus Will Come Again; Section 5: 2 Peter 3:14-18; Letter Closing; Bibliography; Back cover.
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An analysis of 2 Peter using the pioneering socio-rhetorical technique, elucidating the nature and force of Peter's argument and demonstrating the usefulness of this new exegetical methodology.  Read more...

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