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Reading Second Peter with New Eyes: Methodological Reassessments of the Letter of Second Peter
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Reading Second Peter with New Eyes: Methodological Reassessments of the Letter of Second Peter

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T&T Clark 2010

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The letters of James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude are among the most neglected letters of the NT. Thus, methodological advances in NT study tend to arise among the Gospels or Pauline letters. But these letters are beginning to receive increased attention in the scholarly community.

Reading Second Peter with New Eyes is the third of four volumes that incorporate research in this area. This volume includes analysis of rhetorical, social-scientific, socio-rhetorical, ideological, and hermeneutical methods, as they contribute to understanding First Peter and its social context. Each essay has a similar three-fold structure, ideal for use by students: 1) a description of the methodological approach; 2) the application of the methodological approach to First Peter; and 3) a conclusion identifying how the methodological approach contributes to a fresh understanding of the letter.

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Save more when you purchase this book as part of the T&T Clark General Epistles Collection.

Key Features

  • Examine the impact of recent methodological advances in New Testament studies
  • Presents a collection of essays perfect for students and scholars
  • Includes an application of the methodological approach to Second Peter

Praise for the Print Edition

. . . The collection of essays provides an accessible entry point that contains informative methodological summaries for those interested in 2 Peter studies.

Journal for the Study of the New Testament

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About Editors

Robert L. Webb lectures in the Religious Studies Department of McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. His is the coeditor of the Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible: A Synopsis and Index. He is the executive editor of the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Sage) and of the monograph series Library of Historical Jesus Studies (a subset of the Library of New Testament Studies).

Duane F. Watson is professor of New Testament studies at Malone College in Canton, Ohio.