An essential textbook on 1–2 Peter and Jude for readers of all levels
Scholars engage the best contemporary work on 1–2 Peter and Jude in this student-oriented book. The first four chapters in this collection—on authorship and pseudonymity, literary relationships among the three books, epistolary rhetoric, and apocalyptic elements—consider important, foundational issues related to all three epistles. These essays lay the groundwork for more focused chapters that examine theology and theory in 1 Peter as well a stylistic, theological, and thematic overlap in Jude and 2 Peter.
- A range of theological, literary, and theoretical approaches
- Definitions for specialized terminology
- Historical and cultural background information
- Explanations of methodologies
Eric F. Mason is Professor of Biblical Studies at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. He is the author of ‘You Are a Priest Forever’: Second Temple Jewish Messianism and the Priestly Christology of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Brill, 2008) and co-editor of Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews: A Resource for Students (Society of Biblical Literature, 2011).
Troy W. Martin is Professor of Religious Studies at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. He is the author of By Philosophy and Empty Deceit: Colossians as Response to a Cynic Critique (Sheffield Academic Press, 1996) and co-author of Forgiveness: Finding Freedom through Reconciliation (Crossroad, 2002).
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