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Argument and Theology in 1 Peter: The Origins of Christian Paraenesis
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Argument and Theology in 1 Peter: The Origins of Christian Paraenesis

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Sheffield Academic Press 1995

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Overview

Using both ancient and modern rhetoric, linguistics, and argumentation theory, this study offers a fresh approach to 1 Peter and New Testament ethics. It is often claimed that the growing interest in paraenesis, or ethical teaching, among early Christians indicates how Jesus’ revolutionary teaching and the Pauline notion of justification by faith were gradually replaced by an emphasis on good works and ethics borrowed from the surrounding Hellenistic and Jewish culture. The motivation of the paraenesis challenges this traditional view of ethics in early Christianity, arguing that paraenesis was an original, essential part of early Christian doctrine and life. The book also provides a new, well-balanced picture of 1 Peter and its message, giving a natural interpretation to many puzzling sections and clarifying the internal logic of the text and the theology behind it.

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Key Features

  • Offers a fresh approach to 1 Peter and New Testament ethics
  • Argues that paraenesis was an original part of early Christian doctrine and life
  • Provides a new, well-balanced picture of 1 Peter and its message

Contents

  • The Problem: Early Christian Paraenesis and 1 Peter
  • The Approach: On Studying the Structure of Argumentation and Persuasion
  • Identifying the Motivating Expressions
  • The Rhetorical Situation and Strategy
  • The Structure of Argumentation
  • The Classification of Topoi and Tactics
  • The General Ideological Structure

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About Lauri Thurén

Lauri Thurén is senior research fellow at the Academy of Finland.