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1, 2 Peter and Jude through the centuries

Author: Rebecca Skaggs
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2020.
Series: Wiley Blackwell Bible commentaries
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although small, 1 Peter addresses at least briefly all of the major doctrines of Christianity. Of course, these 'kernels' would be elaborated, debated and developed as the Church moved through the centuries, but an exploration into the reception of this text indicates that these ideas existed at a very early time and that Peter had a serious effect on their later development. The main theme of 1 Peter introduced in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Skaggs, Rebecca,
1, 2 Peter and Jude through the centuries
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2020.
(DLC) 2020000755
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Skaggs
ISBN: 9781118973301 1118973305
OCLC Number: 1141909170
Description: xiii, 320 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The transformed life in the context of suffering, grace, hope and love (1:1-2:10) --
Three practical situations (1 Peter 2:11-3:17) --
Christ's visit to the spirits in prison, 3:18-22 --
The transformed life: the believer as sufferer (1 Peter 4:1-19) --
Final exhortations and greetings (1 Peter 5: 1-14) --
Jude: a dynamic response to heresy --
Excursus: Jude's role in the reception history of Enoch --
Greetings and the bases for certainty (2 Peter 1) --
The false teachers and Peter's response (2 Peter 2:1-22) --
Where is the promise of His coming? (2 Peter 3:1-18) --
Excursus: delay of the Parousia (2 Peter 3).
Series Title: Wiley Blackwell Bible commentaries
Other Titles: First and Second Peter and Jude through the centuries
Responsibility: Rebecca Skaggs.

Abstract:

"Although small, 1 Peter addresses at least briefly all of the major doctrines of Christianity. Of course, these 'kernels' would be elaborated, debated and developed as the Church moved through the centuries, but an exploration into the reception of this text indicates that these ideas existed at a very early time and that Peter had a serious effect on their later development. The main theme of 1 Peter introduced in Chapter 1 is the transformed life which for Peter almost always (necessarily?) includes the element of suffering. Peter also weaves throughout, admonitions on the behavior of the transformed life and how to embrace this joyfully by God's grace and hope. In fact in spite of the dark undertones of severe persecution through the epistle, there is a remarkable emphasis on grace, joy, hope and peace. He provides three special metaphors of this life for the individual as well as the community - grass, milk and living stones"--

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