Conflict, Community, and Honor: 1 Peter in Social-Scientific Perspective

Conflict, Community, and Honor: 1 Peter in Social-Scientific Perspective

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qHere, as elsewhere. Elliott expertly joins the findings of social-scientific research with the insights of literary and theological analysis to clarify the `good news' that is proclaimed in this often-overlooked New Testament writing.q---Victor Paul Furnish. University Distinguished Professor of New Testament Emeritus, Southern Methodist University.qAffirming that 1 Peter represents from beginning to end a coherent and integrated line of thought, Prof. Elliott seeks to show in these two essays how this pastoral letter, forged to respond to the alienated situation of its readers, employs the conceptuality of the moral discourse and pivotal values of honor and shame that reigned in its contemporary world. The book is an excellent introduction to Prof. Elliott's seminal work in applying social-scientific analysis of this New Testament writing, and will richly reward its careful reader.q---Paul J. Achtemeier, Jackson Professor of Biblical Interpretation Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VAq[This volume] reveals the letter in its own context, in such a way that we can appropriate its message and values into our own.q---Carolyn Osiek, Professor of New Testament, Brite Divinity SchoolThe men of the vanquished army then answered with the same salute given them as they marched by, a#39;honor ... well as male scholars of varying nationalitiesa€” have noted the manner in which a set of pivotal values of honor and shame ... And the still more recent work edited by Peristiany and PittRivers, Honor and Grace in Anthropology (1992), contains insightful essays exploring the association of honoranbsp;...

Title:Conflict, Community, and Honor: 1 Peter in Social-Scientific Perspective
Author: John Hall Elliott
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2013-12-04

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