Although somewhat overshadowed by Paul's many epistles, 1 Peter is nonetheless distinctive for the clarity of its gospel message. Green offers a clear paragraph-by-paragraph analysis; discusses the letter's theology in ways that surpass typical modern commentaries; and enters into conversation with ancient and contemporary theologians regarding the letter's challenge for Christian faithfulness. 325 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
Even though the letter of 1??Peter has sometimes been overshadowed by Paul's many New Testament letters, it is nonetheless distinctive for the clarity with which it presents the Christian message. In this volume Joel Green offers a clear paragraph-by-paragraph analysis of 1??Peter and, even more, unpacks the letter??'s theology in ways that go beyond the typical modern commentary.
Following Green's paragraph-by-paragraph commentary is an extended discussion of the "theological horizons" of 1 Peter. Throughout his study Green brings the message of 1 Peter into conversation with Christian theologians ? ancient and contemporary ? so that the challenge of this letter for Christian faithfulness can be heard more clearly today.
Joel B. Green is professor of New Testament interpretation,associate dean for the Center of Advanced TheologicalStudies, and dean of the School of Theology at FullerTheological Seminary, Pasadena, California.