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Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible: 1 and 2 Peter
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Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible: 1 and 2 Peter


Brazos 2009

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In this volume theologian Douglas Harink looks at 1 and 2 Peter through the theological lens of Christians living in empire. In 1 Peter, he believes there is a rich theology waiting to be taken from the world of Peter’s readers and brought thoughtfully in our own.

In 2 Peter Harink traces a radically different trajectory as he examines the theological emphases found in the second book that to most modern Protestants are quite foreign. Thus, we find not only challenging theological categories, but also clear challenges to the dominant theological concepts that rule our interpretation of the faith. Indeed, Ernst Kasemann found them so problematic that he called it “perhaps the most dubious writing in the canon.” Needless to say, all readers are going to find the commentary challenging not in the ways we live, but in the categorical assumptions we make.

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Key Features

  • Contains an in-depth introduction
  • Offers theological analysis of Scripture
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes

Praise for the Print Edition

An outstanding, illuminating, impressive example of a commentary written in the canonical mode. This commentary displays instructive subtlety and scope in braiding scriptural, patristic, Reformation, modern, and postmodern wisdom together with the texts of 1 and 2 Peter.

—A. K. M. Adam, lecturer in New Testament, University of Glasgow

This is an example of theological interpretation of Scripture at its best. Harink combines close attention to the text with thoughtful theological reflection. He is aware of various historical-critical issues but does not allow them to distract from the theological concerns he brings to these letters. Moreover, his generous engagement with a variety of theological traditions invites all Christians to look at these oft-neglected epistles afresh.

Stephen E. Fowl, professor of theology, Loyola College in Maryland

Product Details

  • Title: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible: 1 & 2 Peter
  • Author: Douglas Harink
  • Editor: R. R. Reno
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 224

About Douglas Harink

Douglas Harink (PhD, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto School of Theology) is a professor of theology at The King’s University College in Edmonton, Alberta. He is a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry and the author of Paul among the Postliberals.

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