Item description for 1 Peter (Two Horizons New Testament Commentary) by Joel B. Green...
Overview The New Testament letter of 1 Peter is widely recognized for the clarity with which it presents the Christian message. In the first of two major sections defining this commentary, Joel Green capitalizes on this clarity with its paragraph-by-paragraph analysis of the letter. With the second section, Green begins to work with the theology of Peter's letter in ways that go beyond the typical modern commentary enabling readers to gain a more complete understanding of the implications of 1 Peter for the Christian life. Green's 1 Peter brings the message of 1 Peter into conversation with Christian theologians - ancient and contemporary - so that the challenge of 1 Peter for Christian faithfulness can be heard more clearly.
Publishers Description Even though the letter of 1??Peter has sometimes been overshadowed by Paul's many New Testament letters, it is nonetheless distinctive for the clarity with which it presents the Christian message. In this volume Joel Green offers a clear paragraph-by-paragraph analysis of 1??Peter and, even more, unpacks the letter??'s theology in ways that go beyond the typical modern commentary.
Following Green's paragraph-by-paragraph commentary is an extended discussion of the "theological horizons" of 1 Peter. Throughout his study Green brings the message of 1 Peter into conversation with Christian theologians ? ancient and contemporary ? so that the challenge of this letter for Christian faithfulness can be heard more clearly today.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
Series 2 Horizons Commentary
ISBN 0802825532 ISBN13 9780802825537
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More About Joel B. Green
Joel B. Green (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is dean of the School of Theology and professor of New Testament interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Theological Interpretation and has authored or edited numerous books, including the Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics. Lee Martin McDonald (PhD, University of Edinburgh), before his retirement, was professor of New Testament studies and president of Acadia Divinity College. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Story of Jesus in History and Faith, The Biblical Canon, and coeditor of The Canon Debate (with James Sanders). McDonald now lives in Mesa, Arizona.
Joel B. Green currently resides in Wilmore, in the state of Kentucky. Joel B. Green was born in 1956 and has an academic affiliation as follows - American Baptist Seminary of the West, Berkeley, California Fuller Th.
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leaves one wondering Dec 22, 2008
This was my first exposure to the new "two horizons" series of commentaries. I eagerly looked forward to reading and using Green's commantary on 1 Peter, since I think Green is great on Luke. What I discovered was a mixed bag, and am not sure if the problem is more the series aim and format rather than any shortcoming on Green's part. I thought the section on the Theology of 1 Peter was well done, but find myself asking if one would not be better served by purchasing one of the series put out by Oxford on the theology of books of the New Testament, or even some of the better New Testament theologies which examine the theology of particular writers of the New Testament, like Paul, Peter, John, etc. Green's commentary section on 1 Peter was well done, although he seems to be immersing himself in the patristics lately. I felt he was too swayed by some of the history of interpretation rather than the text itself. All in all, I would not recommend this commentary. I feel that the definitive commentary on 1 Peter has yet to be written, but there are better commentaries out there like Davids and Marshall.
Excellent Commentary Feb 8, 2008
I am currently preaching through 1 Peter and have about 5 commentaries that I am using. I have found the scholarship of this particular one to be unparalleled - just thoroughly researched and well done.