Virtue amidst Vice: The Catalog of Virtues in 2 Peter 1

Virtue amidst Vice: The Catalog of Virtues in 2 Peter 1

by J. Daryl Charles


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Virtue amidst Vice represents an attempt to probe a relatively obscure portion of a relatively obscure New Testament document. 2 Peter reflects a social setting that presents a most daunting pastoral challenge. The danger confronting the Christian community is a lapse in ethical standards and a returban-whether by mere forgetfulness or in wholesale apostasy-to the former way of life. 2 Peter's prophetic and paraenetic response borrows from the moral grammar of contemporary moral philosophers in exhorting the readers to recall-and validate through virtuous living-the faith they have received. The theme of the moral life runs throughout 2 Peter, with the various components of the author's literary arsenal subordinated to this thematic development. It is the function of the catalogue of virtues (1.5-7) both to introduce and to anchor the author's call to repel moral scepticism and reinvigorate the moral life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781850756866
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Series: The Library of New Testament Studies , #150
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

J. Daryl Charles is Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana.

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