Theology & Ethics in 1 Peter
Paraenetic Strategies for Christian Character Formation
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament No. 209

By J. De Waal Dryden
August 2006
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161489101
237 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/8
$89.50 Paper Original

By recognizing 1 Peter as a paraenetic epistle, J. de Waal Dryden develops a hermeneutic for the epistle that integrates theology and ethics while reading it in the context of ancient epistolary practices.

Partial Contents
1. Paraenesis as an Epistolary Genre.
2. The Genre of First Peter.
3. Worldview and Story.
4. Conversion and Contrasts.
5. Identity and "Soft" Difference.
6. Moral Instructions.
7. Imitatio Christi.
8. Reflections and Prospects.
Index of Ancient Sources.
Index of Modern Authors.
Subject Index.


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