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Virtue amidst vice : the catalog of virtues in 2 Peter 1

Author: J Daryl Charles
Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997.
Series: Library of New Testament studies.; Journal for the study of the New Testament., Supplement series ;, 150.
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Virtue amidst Vice represents an attempt to probe a relatively obscure portion of a relatively obscure New Testament document. 2 Peter reflects a social setting that presents a most daunting pastoral challenge. The danger confronting the Christian community is a lapse in ethical standards and a return-whether by mere forgetfulness or in wholesale apostasy-to the former way of life. 2 Peter's prophetic and paraenetic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Charles, J. Daryl.
Virtue amidst vice : the catalog of virtues in 2 Peter 1.
Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, [1997]
194 pages ; 25 cm.
(DLC) 98111125
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Daryl Charles
ISBN: 9780567101266 0567101266 1283192489 9781283192484 9786613192486 6613192481
OCLC Number: 1162608941
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages).
Contents: Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 2 PETER COMMENTARY: AN APPRAISAL; Chapter 2 LITERARY STRATEGY IN 2 PETER; Chapter 3 ETHICS AND VIRTUE IN 2 PETER; Chapter 4 THE MORAL WORLD OF GRECO-ROMAN PAGANISM; Chapter 5 THE ETHICAL CATALOG AS A PEDAGOGICAL DEVICE; Chapter 6 THE CATALOG OF VIRTUES IN 2 PETER 1.5-7; Chapter 7 CONCLUSION: THE FUNCTION OF THE CATALOG OF VIRTUES IN 2 PETER 1.5-7; Appendix PREDESTINATION, PERSEVERNCE AND THE PROBLEM OF APOSTASY; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors
Series Title: Library of New Testament studies.; Journal for the study of the New Testament., Supplement series ;, 150.
Responsibility: J. Daryl Charles.

Abstract:

Virtue amidst Vice represents an attempt to probe a relatively obscure portion of a relatively obscure New Testament document. 2 Peter reflects a social setting that presents a most daunting pastoral challenge. The danger confronting the Christian community is a lapse in ethical standards and a return-whether by mere forgetfulness or in wholesale apostasy-to the former way of life. 2 Peter's prophetic and paraenetic response borrows from the moral grammar of contemporary moral philosophers in exhorting the readers to recall-and validate through virtuous living-the faith they have received. The.

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