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The First Letter of Peter

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199578641
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722868 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0008
The First Letter of Peter

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This chapter focuses on moral teaching in the First Letter of Peter (ca. 70–95 CE). An analysis of the letter reveals a moral teaching in which love is unmistakably presented as the primary virtue. Like Paul in Romans, the author of 1 Peter is of the opinion that Christ-believers should behave honourably in society, strive to do good to all, and submit to the civic authorities. The final section of the chapter includes an assessment of the relationship between the moral teaching of 1 Peter and that of Paul in Romans. It is concluded that there are many signs of Pauline influence on the author of 1 Peter.

Keywords: 1 Peter; love; good; submission; Paul; Romans

Chapter.  6110 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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