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Details for The First Epistle of Peter

Examine the first epistle of Peter in detail; more specifically to investigate issues of history and theology in this letter as well as what this tells us about Christianity in Asia Minor in the first century.  


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Paper code: BIB357
  • Credit points: 15
  • Total workload hours per week: 10
  • Number of timetabled hours per week: 4 *

* Note: Papers with reduced contact hours (such as those taught in Intensive format) will have an increased assessment component.

Prerequisites

BIB102

The paper The First Epistle of Peter is part of the subject area Biblical Studies and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)).

Paper Content

Curriculum Objective

To examine the first epistle of Peter in detail; more specifically to investigate issues of history and theology in this letter as well as what this tells us about Christianity in Asia Minor in the first century.  

Outcomes

Students should be able to:

 

  1. Identify the historical background and social context of the local churches in Asia Minor.
  1. Critically analysethe literary and theological structure of this epistle through sound exegesis and engagement with a wide variety of sources.
  1. Synthesise the biblical and theological context of the epistle and detail the content.
  1. Explain the meaning and function of the church through sound exegesis and engagement with a wide variety of sources.
  1. Appraise the role and function of Christians as members of the body of Christ and the broader community. 

Subject Content

1.                  Genre identification

2.                  Occasion and Purpose; Rhetorical Strategy; Narrative world

3.                  Exegesis of individual texts

4.                  Thematic Analysis of 1 Peter

              5.                  Significance for ministry 

This course may be offered in the following formats

Lectures, guided discussion, guided exegesis, web based/electronic interaction.

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

Exegetical Essay (2000 words) 40%

Thematic Essay (3500 words) 60%

Prescribed Text

Readings are provided

Representative References

Abernathy, C. David. An Exegetical Summary of 1 Peter. Dallas, TX: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1998.

Achtemeier, Paul J. 1 Peter: A Commentary on First Peter. Hermeneia. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996.

Balch, David L. Let Wives Be Submissive: The Domestic Code in 1 Peter. SBLMS. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1981.

Bechtler, Steven Richard. Following in His Steps: Suffering, Community, and Christology in 1 Peter. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998.

Boring, M. Eugene. 1 Peter.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999.

Bray, Gerald Lewis, and Thomas C. Oden, eds. James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude. Ancient  Christian Commentary on Scripture. Downer's Grove: InterVarsity, 2000.

Campbell, Barth L. Honor, Shame, and the Rhetoric of 1 Peter. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998.

Davids, Peter H. The First Epistle of Peter. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990.

Donelson, L. R. 1 & 2 Peter and Jude: A Commentary Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2010.

Dryden, J. de Waal. Theology and Ethics in 1 Peter: Paraenetic Strategies for Christian Character Formation. WUNT. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006.

Elliott, John Hall. 1 Peter: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. New York: Doubleday, 2000.

Elliott, John Hall. A Home for the Homeless: A Sociological Exegesis of 1 Peter, Its Situation and Strategy. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1981.

Feldmeier, R. The First Letter of Peter, Translated by P. H. Davids, Texas: Baylor, 2008.

Forster, Greg. Ethics in the Letters of Peter and Jude. Grove Ethics Series. Cambridge: Grove Books, 2007.

Goppelt, Leonhard. A Commentary on 1 Peter. Translated by Ferdinand Hahn and John E. Alsup. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.

Harrington, D.J., and D. Senior. 1 Peter, Jude and 2 Peter. SPS 15. Collegeville, Minn.: The Liturgical Press, 2003.

Horrell, David G. 1 Peter. New Testament Guides. New York: T & T Clark, 2008.

Marshall, I. Howard. 1 Peter (IVPNTC). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1991.

McKnight, Scot. 1 Peter (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.

Michaels, J. Ramsey. 1 Peter. WBC. Waco: Word Books, 1988.

Richard, E. J. Reading 1 Peter, Jude, and 2 Peter: A Literary and Theological Commentary, Georgia: Smyth and Helwys, 2000.

Skaggs, R. 1 Peter, 2 Peter, Jude, London: T & T Clark, 2004.

Talbert, Charles H., ed. Perspectives on 1 Peter. NABPR Special Studies Series 9. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1986.

Watson, D. F. and T. Callan, First and Second Peter, Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012.

Webb, R.L., and B. Bauman-Martin (eds.). Reading First Peter with New Eyes: Methodological Reassessments of the Letter of First Peter. LNTS 364. London: T & T Clark, 2007.