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A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1-2 Peter (#02 in Letters And Homilies For Hellenized Christians Series)

Hardback|Feb 2008
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Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude is the second of three volumes extending Ben Witherington's innovative socio-rhetorical analysis of New Testament books to the latter-Pauline and non-Pauline corpora. A third volume will...


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Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude is the second of three volumes extending Ben Witherington's innovative socio-rhetorical analysis of New Testament books to the latter-Pauline and non-Pauline corpora. A third volume will extend the focus on Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians begun in the first volume. By dividing the volumes according to the socio-religious contexts for which they were written, Witherington sheds fresh light on the documents, their provenance, character and importance.

Throughout, Witherington shows his thorough knowledge of recent literature on these texts and focuses his attention on the unique insights brought about through socio-rhetorical analysis that either reinforces or corrects those gleaned from other approaches.

"Bridging the Horizons" sections point to the relevance of the text for believers today, making this volume of special value to pastors and general readers as well as to students and scholars.

Features and Benefits
Provides commentary from a prominent New Testament scholar
Offers a fresh look at Hebrews, James and Jude in light of recent study and socio-rhetorical concerns
Includes "Closer Look" sections that explore contemporary issues in more detail.

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Ben Witherington Iii

Ben Witherington III (Ph.D., University of Durham, England) is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland
He is the author of many books on the New Testament, including Women and the Genesis of Christianity (Cambridge University Press); Jesus the Sage (Fortress Press); The Jesus Quest (InterVarsity Press) and The Paul Quest (InterVarsity Press). With Hershel Shanks he is coauthor of The Brother of Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco), a book on the controversial James ossuary. A frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com, Witherington has also appeared on numerous TV news programs such as Dateline, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the Peter Jennings ABC special Jesus and Paul--The Word and the Witness.


Dr Witherington has written a commentary on every book of the New Testament in a wide variety of series.

  • Abbreviations
  • General Introduction To 1 And 2 Peter
  • <strong>1 Peter</strong>
  • <strong>introduction To 1 Peter</strong>
  • Reading 1 Peter In Its Social Milieu
  • The Greek Style And Rhetoric Of 1 Peter
  • Greek Style And Asianism
  • The Structure Of 1 Peter
  • The Peter Of The New Testament And Early Christian History
  • Bibliography For 1 Peter
  • <strong>1 Peter</strong>
  • 1 Peter 1:1-2, Epistolary Prescript: Alien Nation
  • 1 Peter 1:3-12, Exordium: Suffering Now, Salvation Later <em>a Closer Look: The Theologizing Of Peter</em>
  • 1 Peter 1:13-16, Propositio: You Have A Hope, So Be Holy
  • 1 Peter 1:17-2:10, Argument 1: Live As Redeemed Resident Aliens <em>a Closer Look: Recycled Ideas, Peter's Sermons In Acts And 1 Peter</em>
  • 1 Peter 2:11-3:12, Argument 2: Submission To Authority Figures <em>a Closer Look: Domestic Slavery And First Peter</em>
  • 1 Peter 3:13-4:11, Argument 3: Suffering And Self-control <em>a Closer Look: Ascending Enoch; Jesus And Falling Spirits</em>
  • 1 Peter 4:12-19, Argument 4: Suffering And Glory
  • 1 Peter 5:1-5, Argument 5: Appeal To The Elders And Younger Ones <em>a Closer Look: Leadership Structures In The Early Church</em>
  • 1 Peter 5:6-11, Peroratio: Between The Mighty Hand Of God And The Roaring Satanic Lion <em>a Closer Look: Christians Having The Devil Of A Time</em>
  • 1 Peter 5:12-14, Epistolary Postscript: A "brief" Conclusion
  • Bridging The Horizons
  • <strong>2 Peter</strong>
  • <strong>introduction To 2 Peter</strong>
  • The Rhetoric Of 2 Peter
  • The Social Location Of 2 Peter
  • Bibliography For 2 Peter
  • <strong>2 Peter</strong>
  • 2 Peter 1:1-2, Epistolary Prescript: Inclusive Language
  • 2 Peter 1:3-11, Exordium: Manifesting Virtues, Making Firm One&#146;s Calling, Sharing In The Divine Nature <em>a Closer Look: The Christian Face Of Virtue</em>
  • 2 Peter 1:12-21, Lively Testimony From A Dead Apostle
  • 1 Peter 2:1-22, False Teachers Past And Present <em>a Closer Look: How Was 2 Peter Composed? Elementary, My Dear Watson</em>
  • 2 Peter 3:1-13, Last Argument About The Last Things
  • 2 Peter 3.14-18, Peroratio And Concluding Doxology: Forewarned Is Forearmed <em>a Closer Look: Theologizing Out Of The Apostolic Tradition For The Postapostolic Age</em>
  • Bridging The Horizons
  • Final Reflections: Letters And Homilies From The Last Third Of The First Century A.d.
  • Index Of Authors
  • Index Of Ancient Sources

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