By M. Eugene Boring
Identifying the subject matter of one Peter as how the church is to witness responsibly in a non-Christian international, uninteresting emphasizes the need of a sympathetic historic figuring out of these components of the letter that collide with smooth cultural values and understandings of what Christian dedication and theology require. He supplies distinct recognition, to boot, to the narrative international in which this historic author operated, and to the robust confirmation of ecumenism implicit within the letter's amalgamation of traditions stemming from Peter and Paul, respectively.
"Through the years, Professor dull has proven himself to be a grasp of technical exegesis and theology wedded to nice pastoral drawback. those dual abilities are fittingly delivered to undergo on a brand new testomony rfile that indicates a similar union of wealthy theology and pastoral care. certainly, the sober, centrist, but relocating statement squares completely with the sober, centrist, but relocating record that's 1 Peter. If this observation is a popularization, then it's a popularization of very excessive quality; a huge quantity of analysis and perception is made to be had and intelligible to a large public. This observation is not only a rehash of what every person else has acknowledged on 1 Peter. The cutting edge appendix detailing the narrative global of one Peter is on my own well worth the cost of admission. All in all, a very good contribution to present-day literature on a regularly missed e-book of the hot Testament." --John P. Meier, The Catholic college of the USA, Washington, D.C.
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