This work is an exegetical and theological exposition of Peter's rich summary of the Christian faith in 1 Peter. It covers the structure, grammar, and backgrounds of the epistle, interweaving theological comments and application, all within a theocentric and Christocentric framework. Peter's call to faithfulness in an often hostile world shows that this rests on Jesus, our Redeemer and Examplar.
About the Series:
The Reformed Expository Commentary focuses on the English rendering of the biblical text, and thus does not address concerns of the original language or other academic technicalities. Nonetheless it is the product of rigorous work with the biblical text in its original languages. Each volume proceeds section-by-section and focuses on the narrative flow of the biblical book. Moreover, it draws out significant points or theological emphases in the text, and then applies them to the daily life of the Christian.
As with all volumes in the Reformed Expository Commentary series, this exposition of Philippians is accessible to both pastors and lay readers. Each volume in the series provides exposition that gives careful attention to the biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.
The commentary series analyzes the text in 4 ways - expositionally, doctrinally, redemptively, and practically.
Daniel M. Doriani (MDiv, PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary; STM, Yale Divinity School) is vice president of strategic academic projects and professor of theology at Covenant Theological Seminary. Previously he was senior pastor of Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton, Missouri.
Martin Luther said that to understand Scripture, the first books to read are Romans, the Gospel of John, and--surprisingly--1 Peter. Doriani shows us why. In seventeen always solid and often brilliant chapters, he holds this epistolary jewel up to the light and convincingly conveys the beauty there. Doriani deftly deploys the understanding of a seasoned scholar, the wisdom of a longtime pastor, and the reverence of a committed disciple. We hear afresh from the man whose name meant "rock" about Jesus, who calls us to walk in his suffering but saving steps.
What a breath of fresh commentary air! Reading Dan Dorianis contribution to the REC series was like sitting in a lush garden filled with the fruit of seasoned scholarship, the hope of the everlasting gospel, and the implications of Gods transforming grace. My other ten commentaries on 1 Peter will now have to vie for second on my list of favorites. Pastors and teachers, mature believers, and brand-new Christians will all greatly benefit from Dans work in explaining the text and making applications to real life.
Among the large number of expositions of 1 Peter, this REC commentary stands out. It is exemplary in its careful handling of the text, theological robustness, and fresh writing. Unsurprisingly from the author of Putting the Truth to Work, which is the best treatment available on application, this exposition of 1 Peter is loaded with the best kind of application: faithful to the text, reflective, never forced, often telling.