In Persecution in 1 Peter, Travis B. Williams offers a comprehensive and detailed socio-historical investigation into the nature of suffering in 1 Peter. While interpreters commonly portray the conflict situation addressed by the epistle as "unofficial" persecution consisting of discrimination and verbal abuse, Williams demonstrates the inadequacy of this modern consensus by situating the letter against the backdrop of conflict management in first-century CE Asia Minor. Drawing on a wide range of historical evidence and on modern social-psychological perspectives, this work reconstructs the conflict situation of the Anatolian audience and offers important insights regarding the legal culpability of Christians following the Neronian persecution, the roles of local and provincial authorities in the judicial process, and the variegated conflict experiences of different socio-economic groups within the Christian communities.
Persecution in 1 Peter
F. Gerald Downing
Law and order found widespread support in the world of the first Christians – and, perhaps surprisingly, also trenchant critiques. Justice was not by any means always seen to be done. Acceptance and dissent appear from Jesus and Paul, onwards.
Edited by Carl R. Holladay, Emory University John T. Fitzgerald, University of Notre Dame James W. Thompson, Abilene Christian University Gregory E. Sterling, Yale University
In these fifty-three essays spanning over fifty years Abraham J. Malherbe illustrates how a critically informed appreciation of Graeco-Roman literary traditions such as Hellenistic moral philosophy and Middle Platonism can enrich our understanding of Paul, Athenagoras, and other early Christian ...
Edited by Jan Krans, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte, Peter-Ben Smit and Arie Zwiep
These studies in honour of Martinus C. de Boer offer important backgrounds and new insights by leading New Testament scholars on Paul, John, and Apocalyptic Eschatology.
Edited by Bart J. Koet, University of Tilburg, Steve Moyise, University of Chichester and Joseph Verheyden, Catholic University of Leuven
The Scriptures of Israel in Jewish and Christian Tradition is a collection of studies in honour of Professor Maarten J.J. Menken (Tilburg) and addresses questions of textual form, Jewish and Christian hermeneutics and notions of authority and inspiration.
Annette Bourland Huizenga, University of Dubuque
In Moral Education for Women in the Pastoral and Pythagorean Letters: Philosophers of the Household, Annette Bourland Huizenga examines the Greco-Roman moral-philosophical “curriculum” for women by comparing these two pseudepigraphic epistolary collections.
Luke Timothy Johnson, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
In Contested Issues in Christian Origins and the New Testament, Luke Timothy Johnson offers a series of independent studies on a range of critical questions from the historical Jesus to sexuality and law.
Wm. Randolph Bynum, Northwest Nazarene University
In The Fourth Gospel and the Scriptures, Bynum presents new insights from ancient biblical manuscripts 4QXII and the Minor Prophets Scroll that help unlock the mystery of John’s unique form of scriptural citation.
Edited by David E. Aune, University of Notre Dame and Frederick E. Brenk, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome.
Focusing on a strength of the faculty of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, this volume is a collection of nine essays by an international group of scholars who have used texts from the Greco-Roman world to illuminate various aspects of the New Testament.
Edited by Christian-B. Amphoux & J. Keith Elliott with Bernard Outtier
Fifteen essays discuss aspects of the textual history of the Greek, Coptic, Georgian and Armenian Psalter and Gospels. La comparaison des versions anciennes de la Bible, ici des Psaumes et des évangiles, met en évidence la richesse et la variété de la tradition manuscrite. Voici un éventail de ...
David M. Moffitt
Hebrews appears to have little interest in Jesus’ resurrection. Drawing on contemporary studies of Jewish sacrifice, Jewish apocalyptic literature, and fresh exegetical insights, this volume argues that Jesus’ resurrection forms the conceptual center of Hebrews’ Christological and soteriological ...
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