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First and Second Peter /
Duane F. Watson and Terrance Callan.
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Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, c2012.
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xvii, 254 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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9780801032271 (pbk.)
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imprint
Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, c2012.
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9780801032271 (pbk.)
contents note
First Peter. God's provision for salvation, and Christians' status before God -- Living honorably among the Gentiles -- Exhortations on faithful suffering among the Gentiles, and conclusion -- Second Peter. The letter opening -- The letter body -- The letter closing.
catalogue key
8526341
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-233) and indexes.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Duane F. Watson (PhD, Duke University) is professor of New Testament studies at Malone College and is the author or editor of several books, including Reading Second Peter with New Eyes. Terrance Callan (PhD, Yale University) is the dean of special studies at the Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati and has authored several books, including The Origins of Christian Faith.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2012-08-01:
Longman (Biblical Studies, Westmont Coll.), Watson (New Testament Studies, Malone Coll.), and Callan (special studies, Athenaeum of Ohio) continue the trend of excellence exhibited in the rest of the series. As is typical of Biblical commentaries, these titles provide a translation; commentaries on the canonical text; examination of the biblical message(s); attention to the poetic structures, literary devices, and rhetorical strategies inherent in each text; and reflections on the works' cultural, literary, and theological settings. Further, each volume includes extensive bibliographies and indexes and, in First and Second Peter, photographs, maps, and sidebars provide context. VERDICT These well-researched and clearly written volumes offer lucid expositions of Biblical texts based upon solid scholarship. They are a welcome addition to Wisdom literature and Petrine Biblical studies. Recommended for large academic and seminary libraries.-Jacqueline Parascandola, Columbia Univ. Libs., New York (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Critically Acclaimed Commentaries from Today's Top Scholars In this addition to the projected eighteen-volume Paideia commentary series, New Testament scholars Duane Watson and Terrance Callan examine cultural context and theological meaning in First and Second Peter. "Duane Watson and Terrance Callan, each of whom has written significantly on Second Peter, team up here to provide a fresh and coherent exposition of both letters--a most welcome contribution to Petrine studies and a valuable tool for reassessing the difficult question of the relationship between the two canonical letters bearing Peter's name." -- J. Ramsey Michaels , Missouri State University "Duane Watson and Terrance Callan have written a solid, rhetorically informed commentary that fulfills the aspirations of the Paideia series--namely, a work that will be readable, informative, and serviceable for students of the New Testament. Their depth of scholarship on these works, gained from years of study and teaching, is now made accessible in one place. I look forward to recommending this work to my own students." -- Peter H. Davids , Houston Baptist University "Watson and Callan's commentary on 1 and 2 Peter provides a helpful combination of attention to the biblical text, ancient sources and context, and theological issues. This clearly written work will be appreciated by both pastors and students who want to learn more about these biblical texts, the contexts in which they arose, and their theological implications for the church today." -- Ruth Anne Reese , Asbury Theological Seminary "In an age of overly large volumes that easily swamp students with detail, Watson and Callan's tome on the Petrine Epistles offers the best of contemporary scholarship with concise precision. A masterful and complete commentary full of sound and sober interpretive judgment combined with blocks of contextual and theological insights, this accessible text will also aid the busy pastor concerned for faithful biblical exposition." -- Gene L. Green , Wheaton College
Long Description
In this addition to the well-received Paideia series, New Testament scholars Duane Watson and Terrance Callan examine cultural context and theological meaning in First and Second Peter. Paideia commentaries explore how New Testament texts form Christian readers by attending to the ancient narrative and rhetorical strategies the text employs showing how the text shapes theological convictions and moral habits commenting on the final, canonical form of each New Testament book focusing on the cultural, literary, and theological settings of the text making judicious use of maps, photos, and sidebars in a reader-friendly format This commentary, like each in the projected eighteen-volume series, proceeds by sense units rather than word-by-word or verse-by-verse. Students, pastors, and other readers will appreciate the historical, literary, and theological insight Watson and Callan offer in interpreting First and Second Peter.
Long Description
In this addition to the well-received Paideia series, New Testament scholars Duane Watson and Terrance Callan examine cultural context and theological meaning in First and Second Peter. Paideia commentaries explore how New Testament texts form Christian readers by * attending to the ancient narrative and rhetorical strategies the text employs * showing how the text shapes theological convictions and moral habits * commenting on the final, canonical form of each New Testament book * focusing on the cultural, literary, and theological settings of the text * making judicious use of maps, photos, and sidebars in a reader-friendly format This commentary, like each in the projected eighteen-volume series, proceeds by sense units rather than word-by-word or verse-by-verse. Students, pastors, and other readers will appreciate the historical, literary, and theological insight Watson and Callan offer in interpreting First and Second Peter.
Main Description
Critically Acclaimed Commentaries from Today's Top Scholars
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. ix
Forewordp. x
Preface to First Peterp. xii
Preface to Second Peterp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xiv
First Peter
Introduction to First Peterp. 3
1 Peter 1:1-2:10 Part 1: God's Provision for Salvation, and Christians' Status before Godp. 17
1 Peter 1:1-2 The Letter Prescript: Establishing Authority, Identity, and Goodwillp. 19
1 Peter 1:3-12 Thanksgiving for God's Gift of Salvationp. 23
1 Peter 1:13-21 The Call and Motivation to Holinessp. 31
1 Peter 1:22-25 Born Anew by the Word of God for Mutual Lovep. 38
1 Peter 2:1-3 Growing into Salvationp. 42
1 Peter 2:4-10 Christ as the Living Stone, and Christians as the Spiritual House and God's Peoplep. 46
1 Peter 2:11-4:11 Part 2: Living Honorably among the Gentilesp. 55
1 Peter 2:11-12 Introduction to the Main Themep. 57
1 Peter 2:13-3:7 The Household Codep. 62
1 Peter 3:8-12 Practicing Mutual Love and Peace with Allp. 80
1 Peter 3:13-22 Doing Good Rather than Evil amid Suffering, after Christ's Examplep. 84
1 Peter 4:1-6 Living in the Spirit and Doing the Will of Godp. 95
1 Peter 4:7-11 The Need for Mutual Responsibility in Light of the Endp. 101
1 Peter 4:12-5:14 Part 3: Exhortations on Faithful Suffering among the Gentiles, and Conclusionp. 107
1 Peter 4:12-19 Suffering Faithfully among the Gentilesp. 109
1 Peter 5:1-11 Concluding Exhortationsp. 115
1 Peter 5:12-14 Epistolary Postscriptp. 124
Second Peter
Introduction to Second Peterp. 131
2 Peter 1:1-15 The Letter Openingp. 147
2 Peter 1:16-3:13 The Letter Bodyp. 167
2 Peter l:16-2:10a Two Arguments against Opponentsp. 168
2 Peter2:10b-22 Critique of Opponentsp. 188
2 Peter 3:1-13 Occasion of the Letter Restated, and Argument against Opponents Resumedp. 201
2 Peter 3:14-18 The Letter Closingp. 213
Bibliographyp. 221
Index of Subjectsp. 234
Index of Modern Authorsp. 238
Index of Scripture and Ancient Sourcesp. 241
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