Argument and Theology in 1 Peter: The Origins of Christian Paraenesis by Lauri ThurénArgument and Theology in 1 Peter: The Origins of Christian Paraenesis by Lauri Thurén

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

byLauri Thurén

Hardcover | October 1, 1995

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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.
Lauri Thurén is Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of Finland.
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Title:Argument and Theology in 1 Peter: The Origins of Christian ParaenesisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:251 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:October 1, 1995Publisher:Bloomsbury

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1850755469

ISBN - 13:9781850755463

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