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Jude and 2 Peter: A New Covenant Commentary (NCCS)

, 2015
ISBN: 9781608990139


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Andrew M. Mbuvi's commentary on Jude and 2 Peter in the New Covenant Commentary (6 vols.) series examines the two epistles within their first century Greco-Roman world context, but also considers the benefits of a postcolonial, African, and liberation hermeneutic to interpreting the text. The fusing of these horizons allows the ancient church to speak, but also highlights subjects of pressing concern to the contemporary church, with special consideration of those issues that have occupied the church outside of the Western world, were a majority of today’s Christians live. Mbuvi's useful analysis shows that Jude and 2 Peter remain as relevant today as when the letters were written.

Don’t forget Aída Besançon Spencer’s volume on 2 Timothy and Titus in the New Covenant Commentary (6 vols.) series.

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Key Features

  • Bridges ancient context and contemporary application
  • Applies a post-colonial hermeneutic while keeping in mind citical historical inquiry
  • Provides an accessible commentary for thoughtful Christians who seek a broad theological dialogue

Praise for the Print Edition

There are many commentaries on Jude and 2 Peter, but none like this one. . . . Andrew Mbuvi has written an excellent exposition on these small, but important, biblical books that will not only throw fresh light on the text, but also on our own lives.

Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

Mbuvi's commentary offers refreshing insight on these oft-overlooked writings by engaging the text in relation to ideas, traditions, and movements stemming out of the vast continent of Africa. Written with preachers, teachers, and laypeople in mind, these moments of 'Fusing Horizons' are thoughtful and leave the reader wanting more. Mbuvi does all of this while offering solid introductions to the texts' historical contexts and rhetorical situations.

Lynn R. Huber, Associate Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, Elon University

In addition to penning a compelling and accessible exposition of Jude and 2 Peter, Mbuvi brings these letters into conversation with African perspectives on life and faith, which deepen and broaden our understanding of the epistles' message for today. As one of the best African biblical interpreters, Mbuvi offers his insights to the whole catholic church.

Gene L. Green, author of The Letters to the Thessalonians

  • Title: Jude and 2 Peter: A New Covenant Commentary
  • Author: Andrew M. Mbuvi
  • Series: New Covenant Commentary Series
  • Publisher: Cascade
  • Print Publication Date: 2015
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Pages: 198
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. Jude › Commentaries; Bible. N.T. 2 Peter › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781608990139, 9781625642844
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-11-06T18:46:11Z

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and references from classical and cultural sources, such as Xenophon, Plato, and Josephus, link directly to their sources in your library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Andrew M. Mbuvi is associate professor of biblical studies and hermeneutics at Shaw University Divinity School. He is the author of Temple, Exile and Identity in 1 Peter, and coeditor of Postcolonial Perspectives in African Biblical Hermeneutics.

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  1. Sean



    Somewhat disappointing. It's not particularly insightful but very repetitive. The text is riddled with errors and typos.


Digital list price: $17.99
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