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Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians, Volume II: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1–2 Peter
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Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians, Volume II: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1–2 Peter

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IVP Academic, Apollos 2007

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Overview

Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians, Volume 2 is the third of three volumes extending Ben Witherington's innovative socio-rhetorical analysis of New Testament books to the latter-Pauline and non-Pauline corpora. By dividing the volumes according to the socioreligious contexts for which they were written, Witherington sheds fresh light on the documents, their provenance, character and importance.

Throughout, Witherington shows his thorough knowledge of recent literature on these texts and focuses his attention on the unique insights brought about through socio-rhetorical analysis that either reinforces or corrects those gleaned from other approaches.

"Bridging the Horizons" sections point to the relevance of the text for believers today, making this volume of special value to pastors and general readers as well as to students and scholars.

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Key Features

  • Focuses on unique insights brought about through socio-rhetorical analysis
  • Addresses the latter-Pauline and non-Pauline corpora.
  • Reveals the text’s relevancy for today’s readers

Praise for the Print Edition

This commentary format allows Witherington to showcase his greatest strengths as an exegete—his familiarity with ancient rhetoric, his vast knowledge of both Greco-Roman and Jewish backgrounds, and his keen and creative historical imagination.

—Kelly David Liebengood, for Midwestern Journal of Theology, Fall 2008

Witherington writes clearly, interacting with other scholarly viewpoints in a fair manner and providing the reader with a thoughtful and theologically rich commentary.

—The Bible Today, March 2008

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About Ben Witherington

Ben Witherington III (PhD, University of Durham, England) is Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of many books on the New Testament, including Women and the Genesis of Christianity, Jesus the Sage, The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest. A frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com, Witherington has also appeared on numerous TV news programs such as Dateline, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the Peter Jennings ABC special Jesus and Paul—The Word and the Witness