Written To Serve : The Use of Scripture in 1 Peter, Paperback / softback Book

Written To Serve : The Use of Scripture in 1 Peter Paperback / softback

Part of the The Library of New Testament Studies series

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The use of Scripture in 1 Peter has been subject to much extensive analysis in the last thirty years.

In Written to Serve Benjamin Sargent offers an up to date and comprehensive analysis of how 1 Pet 1.10-12 offers a `hermeneutic,' providing an insight into how Scripture is interpreted in the letter.

Sargent also argues that the relation of 1.10-12 has been misunderstood.

Rather than offering a Christological hermeneutic with a focus on the suffering and glories of Christ, Sargent asserts that the primary importance of 1.10-12 is its orientation of the prophetic witness towards the eschatological community as an act of service.

Similarly, rather than offering a theological narrative of continuity between Israel and Christian communities, 1.10-12 may be seen to suggest a narrative of profound discontinuity in which the community in the present is elevated above God's people of the past.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: New Testaments
  • ISBN: 9780567672452

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