Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians, Volume 2: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1-2 Peter

Overview

Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians, Volume 2 is the third of three volumes extending Ben Witherington's innovative socio-rhetorical analysis of New Testament books to the latter-Pauline and non-Pauline corpora. By dividing the volumes according to the socioreligious 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 ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$34.93
BN.com price
(Save 12%)$40.00 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $24.37   
  • New (4) from $24.37   
  • Used (2) from $34.92   
Sending request ...

Overview

Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians, Volume 2 is the third of three volumes extending Ben Witherington's innovative socio-rhetorical analysis of New Testament books to the latter-Pauline and non-Pauline corpora. By dividing the volumes according to the socioreligious 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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Bible scholar Ben Witherington III is Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive the MDiv degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Durham in England. He is now considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, a society dedicated to New Testament studies.

Witherington has also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell. An ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and a popular lecturer, he has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical meetings not only in the United States but also in England, Estonia, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia. He has also led tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.

Witherington has written over forty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Patheos website.

Along with many interviews on radio networks across the country, Witherington has been seen in programs such as 60 Minutes, 20/20, Dateline on outlets like the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The Discovery Channel, A&E, and the PAX Network.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
General Introduction to 1 and 2 Peter1 PeterIntroduction to 1 Peter
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 Peter1 Peter
1 Peter 1:1-2, Epistolary Prescript: Alien Nation
1 Peter 1:3-12, Exordium: Suffering Now, Salvation Later A Closer Look: The Theologizing of Peter
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 A Closer Look: Recycled Ideas, Peter's Sermons in Acts and 1 Peter
1 Peter 2:11-3:12, Argument 2: Submission to Authority Figures A Closer Look: Domestic Slavery and First Peter
1 Peter 3:13-4:11, Argument 3: Suffering and Self-Control A Closer Look: Ascending Enoch; Jesus and Falling Spirits
1 Peter 4:12-19, Argument 4: Suffering and Glory
1 Peter 5:1-5, Argument 5: Appeal to the Elders and Younger Ones A Closer Look: Leadership Structures in the Early Church
1 Peter 5:6-11, Peroratio: Between the Mighty Hand of God and the Roaring Satanic Lion A Closer Look: Christians Having the Devil of a Time
1 Peter 5:12-14, Epistolary Postscript: A "Brief" Conclusion
Bridging the Horizons2 PeterIntroduction to 2 Peter
The Rhetoric of 2 Peter
The Social Location of 2 Peter
Bibliography for 2 Peter 2 Peter
2 Peter 1:1-2, Epistolary Prescript: Inclusive Language
2 Peter 1:3-11, Exordium: Manifesting Virtues, Making Firm One's Calling, Sharing in the Divine Nature A Closer Look: The Christian Face of Virtue
2 Peter 1:12-21, Lively Testimony from a Dead Apostle
1 Peter 2:1-22, False Teachers Past and Present A Closer Look: How Was 2 Peter Composed? Elementary, My Dear Watson
2 Peter 3:1-13, Last Argument About the Last Things
2 Peter 3.14-18, Peroratio and Concluding Doxology: Forewarned Is Forearmed A Closer Look: Theologizing out of the Apostolic Tradition for the Postapostolic Age
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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)