A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
By (author) John H. Elliott
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1 Peter by John H. Elliott
Book DescriptionThe significance of the "First Letter of Peter" for the formation of Christianity stands in sharp contrast to its brevity. John H. Elliott, a leading authority on this letter, brings its significance to life in this magnificent addition to the renowned "Anchor Bible Commentaries". Elliott sets the letter into context, covering its literary, historical, theological, and linguistic elements. In detailed, accessible discussions, he draws on the latest research to illuminate the social and cultural influences on the Church in its initial years. Treating such important Petrine concerns as living honorably in a hostile society, finding meaning in suffering, and resisting social assimilation as the elect and holy family of God, the translation, notes, and commentary in this volume will help readers appreciate the powerful and enduring message of this fascinating letter.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300139914
(229mm x 152mm x 52mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John H. Elliott
Spain, Europe and the Wider World, 1500-1800, Hardback (April 2009)
Features writings that reflect the author's research and thinking on politics, art, culture, and ideas in Europe and the colonial worlds between 1500 and 1800. This volume includes a lecture in honour of the late Hugh Trevor-Roper.
Empires of the Atlantic World, Paperback (March 2007)
Offers us history on a grand scale, contrasting the worlds built by Britain and by Spain on the ruins of the civilizations they encountered and destroyed in North and South America. This work identifies and explains both the similarities and differences in the two empires' processes of colonization, and the character of their colonial societies.
Sale of the Century, Hardback (April 2002)
Following the execution of Charles I, Parliament passed an "Act for the Sale of the Late King's Goods". The "Sale of the Century" is a famous event in the history of art collecting and the focus of this text, which traces the political and artistic relationship of 17th-century Britain and Spain.
Europe Divided, 1559-1598, Paperback (March 2000)» View all books by John H. Elliott
An introduction to an age of conflict. Taking account of political, economic and social developments, the author examines the lines of division in late 16th-century Europe: between a Protestant North and a Catholic South; between the rich economy of the West and the poverty of the agrarian East.
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Author Biography - John H. Elliott
John H. Elliott is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco, a Lutheran clergyman, and a cofounder of the Context Group. In addition to numerous publications on various New Testament writings, especially from a social-scientific perspective, his books on 1 Peter include The Elect and the Holy, A Home for the Homeless, and the commentary on I - II Peter/Jude in the Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament. He and his wife live in Oakland, California.
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