The First Letter of Peter: A Commentary on the Greek Text

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Baylor University Press, 2008 - Religion - 317 pages
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The New Testament book known as "The First Letter of Peter" describes how Christians should relate to the world. Specifically, it suggests how Christians should define themselves against a powerful and sometimes hostile culture. Written to first-century Christians in Asia Minor who were suffering from religious persecution, this letter brings Biblical and extra-Biblical traditions together to forge an original and unique pastoral strategy. At the same time, in its depiction of "practical piety," the letter is an impressive display of early Christian theology. Here, one of the world's authorities on Peter provides a verse by verse interpretation of First Peter that is both highly readable and deeply informed.
  

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"Reinhard Feldmeier has produced an exceptional commentary that is not only brilliant academically, but one that is also edifying. Feldmeier is at once erudite and accessible. Here is an exegetical commentary that unfailingly leads the reader to the meaning and significance of the text. I recommend it with the greatest enthusiasm."
óDonald A. Hagner, George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary
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Contents

PartI
1
1 211
13
4 Rebirth and People of God
23
7 The Influence of First Peter
43
The Addressees as Foreigners and People
48
Rebirth and the People
60
The Desires
102
God as Judge
108
The Context of the Exhortation to Subordination
152
Subject and Responsible Citizen
189
12511
221
Humilitytapeinofrosunh
239
611
243
DevilSatan
246
1214
252
Bibliography
259

Rebirth
127
Foreigners in
144

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About the author (2008)

Reinhard Feldmeier is Professor of New Testament at Gottingen and guest professor at Sao Leopoldo, Brazil

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