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Download e-book for kindle: 1 Peter: An Introduction and Study Guide: Reading against by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

By Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

ISBN-10: 1350008915

ISBN-13: 9781350008915

the recent testomony writing referred to as First Peter was once most likely written on the finish of the first century CE; it truly is addressed to 'resident extraterrestrial beings' who stay as colonial topics within the Roman Province of Asia Minor. they're portrayed as a marginalized staff who adventure harassment and affliction. This letter is ascribed to the apostle Peter yet was once not really written via him. it's a rhetorical communique despatched from Christians within the imperial centre in Rome (camouflaged as Babylon), an authoritative letter of recommendation and admonition to stable behavior and subordination within the sphere of colonial provincial lifestyles.

1 Peter is a non secular rfile written decades in the past and in a tradition and global that's rather various from our personal. although, as a biblical booklet it's a a part of Christianity's sacred Scriptures. This advisor to the letter retains either one of those components, the cultural-social and the ethical-religious, in brain. It bargains support for knowing the letter as either a record of the first century and as sacred Scripture that speaks in regards to the non secular forces that experience formed Christianity and Western tradition. in brief, this consultant seeks to permit readers to learn 'against the grain'.

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