Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor

The Second Letter of Peter
 
 
James Clarke & Co Ltd (Verlag)
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  • erschienen am 26. März 2015
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  • 232 Seiten
 
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Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor' is a socio-rhetorical interpretation of the Second Letter of Peter. Using multiple interpretive perspectives and emphasising the pictorial dimensions of 2 Peter, Terrance Callan shows that the letter makes the following argument: since Jesus Christ has given his followers benefits, including the promise of sharing in divine nature, they need to make a proper return for these benefits by living virtuously; and this in turn will enable them to receive the fulfilment of the promise. The occasion of the letter is that Peter's death is near. He writes so the addressees can remember his teaching after his death. The author expounds this teaching because some people do not await the future fulfilment of Christ's promises and so do not emphasise the need for virtuous living.
  • Englisch
  • Cambridge
  • 1,17 MB
978-0-227-90439-8 (9780227904398)
0227904397 (0227904397)
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Terrance Callan is Professor of Biblical Studies at The Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati. He is the author of several articles on 2 Peter and the commentary on 2 Peter in 'First and Second Peter' (2012). He is also the author of 'Dying and Rising with Christ: The Theology of Paul the Apostle' (2006).
  • Front cover
  • Half title
  • Title page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation
  • Discourses in 2 Peter
  • Rhetography and Rhetology
  • Text
  • Author
  • Addressees
  • Place and Time of Composition
  • Outline of 2 Peter
  • Section 1: 2 Peter 1:1-15
  • Letter Opening
  • Unit 1: 2 Peter 1:1-2 Letter Salutation
  • Unit 2: 2 Peter 1:3-11 Theme of Letter: Peter Proposes Honoring the Divine Benefactor by Living Wisely
  • Unit 3: 2 Peter 1:12-15 Occasion of Letter: Making it Possible to Re-member Peter's Prophetic Teaching after His Death
  • Section 2: 2 Peter 1:16-2:10a
  • Letter Body, Part 1 Two Arguments that Jesus Will Come Again
  • Unit 1: 2 Peter 1:16-18 First Argument: Jesus' Transfiguration Shows that He Will Come Again
  • Unit 2: 2 Peter 1:19-2:10a Second Argument: The Prophetic Word Shows that Jesus Will Come Again
  • Section 3: 2 Peter 2:10b-22
  • Letter Body, Part 2 Prophetic Denunciation of the False Teachers
  • Unit 1: 2 Peter 2:10b-17 Prophetic Denunciation of the False Teachers' Moral Failings
  • Unit 2: 2 Peter 2:18-22 Prophetic Analysis of the False Teachers' Destructive Effect on Others
  • Section 4: 2 Peter 3:1-13
  • Letter Body, Part 3 Restatement of Letter's Purpose and Resumption of Its Argument
  • Unit 1: 2 Peter 3:1-4 Peter's Prophetic Reminder of Beneficial Teaching
  • Unit 2: 2 Peter 3:5-13 Renewed Argument that Jesus Will Come Again
  • Section 5: 2 Peter 3:14-18
  • Letter Closing
  • Bibliography
  • Back cover
"Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor admirably demonstrates SRI's [socio-rhetorical interpretation] use as structural methodology. ... I particularly enjoyed his 'social-cultural texture' with (translated) texts/inscriptions, e.g., decrees honouring benefactors (pp. 55-56), and identification of the frequent priority of usage of Hellenistic terms/language (over Jewish terms, pp. 75-76), patron-client relationships and honour-shame values."
-Robert S. Dutch, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Volume 38.5, August 2016

"This book is technical yet readable, highly scholarly yet accesible and represents a thoroughly theological interpretation of the text."
-David Lloyd Williams, Theological Book Review, Vol. 27 No.1, 2016

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