Acknowledging the divine benefactor: the second letter of Peter

Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor' is a socio-rhetorical interpretation of the Second Letter of Peter. Using multiple interpretive perspectives and emphasising the pictorial dimensions of 2 Peter, Terrance Callan shows that the letter makes the following argument: since Jesus Christ has given...

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Main Author: Callan, Terrance
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge, England James Clarke & Co 2015
Reviews:[Rezension von: Callan, Terrance, 1947-, Acknowledging the divine benefactor] (2018) (Frey, Jörg, 1962 - )
Further subjects:B Bible. Peter, 2nd Commentaries
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor' is a socio-rhetorical interpretation of the Second Letter of Peter. Using multiple interpretive perspectives and emphasising the pictorial dimensions of 2 Peter, Terrance Callan shows that the letter makes the following argument: since Jesus Christ has given his followers benefits, including the promise of sharing in divine nature, they need to make a proper return for these benefits by living virtuously; and this in turn will enable them to receive the fulfilment of the promise. The occasion of the letter is that Peter's death is near. He writes so the add
Front cover; Half title; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation; Discourses in 2 Peter; Rhetography and Rhetology; Text; Author; Addressees; Place and Time of Composition; Outline of 2 Peter; Section 1: 2 Peter 1:1-15; Letter Opening; Unit 1: 2 Peter 1:1-2 Letter Salutation; Unit 2: 2 Peter 1:3-11 Theme of Letter: Peter Proposes Honoring the Divine Benefactor by Living Wisely; Unit 3: 2 Peter 1:12-15 Occasion of Letter: Making it Possible to Re-member Peter's Prophetic Teaching after His Death
Letter Body, Part 3 Restatement of Letter's Purpose and Resumption of Its ArgumentUnit 1: 2 Peter 3:1-4 Peter's Prophetic Reminder of Beneficial Teaching; Unit 2: 2 Peter 3:5-13 Renewed Argument that Jesus Will Come Again; Section 5: 2 Peter 3:14-18; Letter Closing; Bibliography; Back cover
Section 2: 2 Peter 1:16-2:10aLetter Body, Part 1 Two Arguments that Jesus Will Come Again; Unit 1: 2 Peter 1:16-18 First Argument: Jesus' Transfiguration Shows that He Will Come Again; Unit 2: 2 Peter 1:19-2:10a Second Argument: The Prophetic Word Shows that Jesus Will Come Again; Section 3: 2 Peter 2:10b-22; Letter Body, Part 2 Prophetic Denunciation of the False Teachers; Unit 1: 2 Peter 2:10b-17 Prophetic Denunciation of the False Teachers' Moral Failings; Unit 2: 2 Peter 2:18-22 Prophetic Analysis of the False Teachers' Destructive Effect on Others; Section 4: 2 Peter 3:1-13
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references
ISBN:0227904397