Prominent scholar Witherington extends his innovative socio-rhetorical analysis of the New Testament with this in-depth study of 1 & 2 Peter. Dividing the documents according to the socioreligious contexts in which they were written, he sheds new light on the provenance, character, and importance of each. "Bridging the Horizons" sections reveal the text's relevancy for today's readers. 416 pages, hardcover from InterVarsity.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 416 Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press Publication Date: 2008 Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians, Volume 2 is the third of three volumes extending Ben Witherington's innovative socio-rhetorical analysis of New Testament books to the latter-Pauline and non-Pauline corpora. By dividing the volumes according to the socioreligious contexts for which they were written, Witherington sheds fresh light on the documents, their provenance, character and importance. Throughout, Witherington shows his thorough knowledge of recent literature on these texts and focuses his attention on the unique insights brought about through socio-rhetorical analysis that either reinforces or corrects those gleaned from other approaches. "Bridging the Horizons" sections point to the relevance of the text for believers today, making this volume of special value to pastors and general readers as well as to students and scholars.
Ben Witherington III (Ph.D., University of Durham, England) is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of many books on the New Testament, including (Cambridge University Press), (Fortress Press), (InterVarsity Press) and (InterVarsity Press). With Hershel Shanks he is coauthor of (HarperSanFrancisco), a book on the controversial James ossuary. A frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com, Witherington has also appeared on numerous TV news programs such as and the Peter Jennings ABC special