Even though the letter of 1áPeter has sometimes been overshadowed by Paul's many New Testament letters, it is nonetheless distinctive for the clarity with which it presents the Christian me
Even though the letter of 1áPeter 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 1áPeter 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.
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— North Park University
"Here is a theologically rich and literarily sensitive exposition of the plain meaning of 1 Peter. Joel Green has proven himself to be one of this generation's top expositors of Scripture because he lucidly explains a text, keeps his finger on the pulse of the latest scholarship, but does so in a way that keeps Scripture at the forefront."
William J. Abraham
— Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
"Joel Green has delivered a splendid commentary on 1 Peter. All who care about a rich theological reading of scripture will benefit from working through this lucid and multifaceted volume."
Peter H. Davids
— St. Stephen's University, New Brunswick
"Thoroughly conversant with the exegetical discussion of 1 Peter and the sociocultural world of the first century, Joel Green manages to keep from getting bogged down in the details — although he does not ignore them — in order to draw out the theological implications of the text of 1 Peter in a way that is a wonder to behold. . . This work is surely a significant contribution not just to the study of 1 Peter but also to Christian theological reflection. It will be difficult after this to write a commentary on 1 Peter in the traditional manner. I warmly commend this commentary."
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Joel B. Green is professor of New Testament interpretation, associate dean for the Center of Advanced Theological Studies, and dean of the School of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.