Home
Product Search
Site Map
Checkout
Track Your Order
Login
Theology and Ethics in I Peter: Paraenetic Strategies for Christian Character Formation (J de Waal Dryden) Paperback Book, (Mohr Siebeck, 2006) 9783161489105
Theology and Ethics in I Peter: Paraenetic Strategies for Christian Character Formation (J de Waal Dryden) Paperback Book, (Mohr Siebeck, 2006) 9783161489105
Click to enlarge image(s)


Title: Theology and Ethics in I Peter: Paraenetic Strategies for Christian Character Formation

Author: Dryden, J de Waal

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck; Publication Date: 2006

Paperback; ISBN: 9783161489105

Volumes: 1; Pages: xi, 226

List Price in Paper: $85.00 Our price: $85.00

(Add to Cart button is at the bottom of this page)

J. de Waal Dryden seeks to develop a hermeneutic for 1 Peter that integrates theology and ethics while reading the epistle in the context of ancient epistolary practices. Both these agendas are accomplished by recognizing 1 Peter as a paraenetic epistle, analogous to paraenetic epistles typical of the Greco-Roman philosophic schools. Recent research into Greco-Roman paraenetic literature has demonstrated that both the aims and literary/rhetorical strategies to realize those aims have deep resonances with the aims and rhetorical strategies of NT epistolary literature. The author seeks to further this research into Greco-Roman paraenetic epistles and to apply it to 1 Peter. He takes up with explorations of typical paraenetic strategies and demonstrates how analogous strategies function in 1 Peter. He does not confine paraenesis simply to an ethical form, but understands paraenesis as a genre that incorporates many forms (ethical, philosophical, even narrative). This means that doctrine, whether in Seneca or 1 Peter, can function as paraenesis, to serve paraenetic aims of strengthening readers in their beliefs and in the practice of those beliefs. In 1 Peter the whole of the epistle, theology and ethics, functions as paraenesis. Thus, theology and ethics function together to foster growth in practical wisdom and practical dependence upon God.ContentsIntroductionI. 1 Peter as ParaenesisII. Plan and MethodIII. Labels and CaveatsChapter One: Parenesis as an Epistolary Genre I. The Ethics of Virtue II. Literary Artifacts III. Ancient Epistolary Types IV. The Purpose of Paraenesis V. Characteristics of Paraenesis: Form and Function VI. ConclusionChapter Two: The Genre of First Peter I. Paranetic Epsitle or Baptismal Homily? II. The Purpose of 1 Peter III. The Paranetic Agenda of 1 Peter IV. ConclusionChapter Three: Worldview and Story I. Worldview and Story in Greco-Roman Paraenetic Literature II. Worldview and Story in 1 Peter III. ConclusionChapter Four: Conversion and Contrasts I. Conversion in the Greco-Roman World II. Remembrance and Antithesis in Paraenesis III. Remembrance and Antithesis in 1 Peter IV. The Function of the Conversion Strategy V. ConclusionChapater Five: Identity and 'Soft' Difference I. Election, Identity, and Rejection II. Aliens and Strangers III. Identity and Difference IV. Paraenetic AimsChapter Six: Moral Instructions I. Form II. Function III. ConclusionChapter Seven: Imitation Christi I. Example in Greco-Roman Paraenesis II. Christ as Example III. Imitation Christi in 1 Peter IV. ConclusionChapter Eight: Reflections and Prospects I. Reflections II. ProspectsBibliography Ancient Sources 1 Peter Commentaries 1 Peter Studies Other WorksIndex of Ancient Sources Old Testament New Testament Greco-Roman Jewish Early ChurchIndex of Modern Authors Subject Index
Copyright © 2016 Dove Booksellers
30108 Ford Road
Garden City, MI 48135
313-381-1000
custserv@dovebook.com