Item description for The Message of I Peter: The Way of the Cross (The Bible Speaks Series) by Edmund P. Clowney...
Overview The Message of 1 Peter by Edmund Clowney explains how the message of Peter's first letter turned the world upside down for his readers. He saw the people of the young church of the first century as strangers, aliens who were only temporary residents, travelers heading for their native land. Edmund Clowney believes that no true Christian can escape at least a measure of suffering for Christ's sake. Out of his first hand knowledge as an apostle of Christ, Peter shows us what the story of Jesus' life means for us as we take up our cross and follow him. Edmund Clowney is emeritus professor of practical theology and former president of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.
Publishers Description The message of Peter's first letter turned the world upside-down for his readers. He saw the people of the young church of the first century as strangers, aliens who were only temporary residents, travelers heading for their native land. Peter speaks to our own pilgrimage when he tells of suffering now and glory to come. Stormy seasons of persecution were beginning for the churches in Asian Minor. These storms rage on in the modern world. Edmund Clowney believes that no true Christian can escape at least a measure of suffering for Christ's sake. Out of his firsthand knowledge as an apostle of Christ, Peter shows us what the story of Jesus' life means for us as we take up our cross and follow him.
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Feb 11, 1989
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series Bible Speaks Today
ISBN 083081227X ISBN13 9780830812271
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More About Edmund P. Clowney
The late Edmund Clowney was Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he served for over thirty years, sixteen of those as president. He authored several books, including The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament.
Edmund P. Clowney currently resides in the state of Virginia.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Message of I Peter: The Way of the Cross (The Bible Speaks Series)?
One of the better expositions of this book Nov 15, 2002
Clowney gives a straightforward and helpful exposition of this significant epistle. This series is highly readable, and Clowney's contribution on I Peter is no different. He has clearly thought long and hard about most of what he says, even if some of the argumentation for his views is left out of the book.
For a more serious exegetical commentary, look to Paul Achtemeier's Hermeneia volume, J. Ramsay Michaels' work in the Word Biblical Commentary series, or Peter Davids' NIC volume. For a more expository commentary, this book stands with I. Howard Marshall's IVP New Testament Commentary as the best you can find.
Marshall has more of a scholarly bent, and his footnotes contain much information that Clowney either leaves out or works into the text, which makes Clowney's work a little more uneven. Sometimes he devotes much attention to an issue (e.g. his excellent treatment of the spirits in prison passage, encapsulating some of the material and arguments Wayne Grudem presents in his excellent appendix on the topic in his Tyndale commentary, but Clowney does so in a more shorter and more readable manner).
Other subjects get shorter shrift, and you would need a more in-depth commentary to get more background on those. Marshall seems to give a little more depth to more issues with some exegetical help in the footnotes and for that reason may be more helpful to someone who asks questions about that sort of thing. But I enjoyed Clowney more out of the two and got more out of his work personally. As straightforward exposition, this is great work.