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The first letter of Peter : a commentary on the Greek text

Author: Reinhard Feldmeier
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes how Christians should relate to the world. This title suggests how Christians should define themselves against a powerful and sometimes hostile culture.

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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Reinhard Feldmeier
ISBN: 9781602580244 1602580243
OCLC Number: 179797754
Description: xxii, 317 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The "fiery ordeal" (1 Peter 4:12) : the situation of suffering --
The "foreigners" (1 Peter 1:1; 2:11) : the theological interpretation of the situation --
"In order to encourage and to testify" (1 Peter 5:12) : the arrangement of the letter --
"Rebirth" and "people of God" : the crossing of the vertical and horizontal dimensions of soteriology --
"For it is written" (1 Peter 1:16) : 1 Peter and tradition --
"Peter, apostle of Jesus Christ" (1 Peter 1:1) : questions of introduction --
The influence of First Peter --
Exegesis --
Prescript : the addressees as foreigners and people of God 1:1-2 --
The reason for the foreignness : rebirth and the people of God 1:3-2:10 --
Rebirth 1:3-2:3 --
Introductory eulogy : rebirth and joy in suffering 1:3-12 --
Rebirth and the new way of life 1:13-2:3 --
The regenerate as God's people 2:4-10 --
The building up into a spiritual house 2:4-8 --
The foreigners as God's people 2:9-10 --
Summary 1:3-2:10 --
Freedom and obedience : foreigners in the society 2:11-5:11 --
Exhortation and comfort 2:11-4:11 --
Living as foreigners 2:11-12 --
New way of life within the society 2:13-4:6 --
Exhortation to love one another 4:7-11 --
Comfort and exhortation 4:12-5:11 --
Suffering as fellowship with Christ 4:12-19 --
Leadership and service within the community 5:1-5 --
Final exhortation and comfort 5:6-11 --
Letter closing 5:12-14 --
Excursus 1: hope --
Excursus 2: "imperishable, undefiled, unfading" : the reception and transfomation of metaphysical attributes of God in 1 Peter --
Excursus 3: temptation/[peripasmos] --
Excursus 4: the soul and salvation of the soul in 1 Peter --
Excursus 5: the desires --
Excursus 6: God as judge --
Excursus 7: rebirth --
Excursus 8: the context of the exhortation to subordination --
Excursus 9: subject and responsible citizen --
Excursus 10: "humility"/[tapeinofrosunh] --
Excursus 11: devil/Satan.
Other Titles: Erste Brief des Petrus.
Responsibility: Reinhard Feldmeier ; translated from the German by Peter H. Davids.
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