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A Home for the Homeless: A Social-Scientific Criticism of 1 Peter, Its Situation and Strategy by J. H. Elliott
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 7.74" Height: 0.73" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1597524093 ISBN13 9781597524094
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More About J. H. Elliott
J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History, University of Oxford. His previous books include The Count-Duke of Olivares, A Palace for a King (with Jonathan Brown), and Spain and Its World, 1500--1700, all published by Yale University Press. Among the many honors he has received are the Wolfson Prize for History, the Prince of Asturias Prize for the Social Sciences, and the Balzan Prize for History.
J. H. Elliott has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Oxford.
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Suppose Jesus' command to "welcome the stranger" led exiles and aliens to claim this as their earthly home too? Aug 4, 2008
Suppose Jesus' call to feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, visit the prisoner and care for the sick (Matthew 25) led to a community of "aliens and exiles" being fashioned as church (1 Peter). Would they have anything to say to us? Would we be interested in hearing their witness? These are some of the questions John Elliott's "A Home for the Homeless" examines.
More detailed than most will need (and more concisely treated in Elliott's subsequent Anchor Bible Commentary on 1 Peter), this is nonetheless an important corrective to those who prefer their aliens and exiles to be taken symbolically. If Peter's naming of the socially marginalized is to be taken literally, however, as Elliot argues (p. 130), then the hope for these Christians "is not an ephemeral `heaven is our home' form of consolation, but the new home and social family which the Christians belong to here and now."