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1 Peter: Apostolic Exhortation to Living Hope, Confidence, and Holiness, wwdfcr Pressure

John Reumann

in Variety and Unity in New Testament Thought

Published in print July 1991 | ISBN: 9780198262015
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682285 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262015.003.0010

Series: Oxford Bible Series

1 Peter: Apostolic Exhortation to Living Hope, Confidence, and Holiness, wwdfcr Pressure

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This chapter gives a striking account on ‘the First Epistle General of Peter’, a letter of five chapters that addresses people who reside in Turkey. Over the centuries, the document has received all sorts of interpretations, ranging from the view that it is first-hand encouragement about ‘the true grace of God’ by the prince of the apostles himself. The document begins and ends like most New Testament letters. One characteristic of i Peter is that, instead of the pattern in Paul's letters—where indicative statements come first, spread over several chapters about what God has done to us, then imperatives or exhortations—here short kerygmatic statements are followed by exhortations, then another indicative declaration together with an exhortation. There is also a discussion of the body of the letter, which consists of assertions and admonitions about the Christian life. Finally, this chapter explores the themes in i Peter.

Keywords: Peter; Turkey; New Testament; i Peter; Christian

Chapter.  4747 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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