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Virtue Amidst Vice : The Catalog Of -  Charles

Virtue Amidst Vice

The Catalog Of

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9781850756866
Number Of Pages: 202

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Virtue amidst Vice represents an attempt to probe a relatively obscure portion of a relatively obscure New Testament document. 2 Peter reflects a social setting that presents a most daunting pastoral challenge. The danger confronting the Christian community is a lapse in ethical standards and a return-whether by mere forgetfulness or in wholesale apostasy-to the former way of life. 2 Peter's prophetic and paraenetic response borrows from the moral grammar of contemporary moral philosophers in exhorting the readers to recall-and validate through virtuous living-the faith they have received. The theme of the moral life runs throughout 2 Peter, with the various components of the author's literary arsenal subordinated to this thematic development. It is the function of the catalogue of virtues (1.5-7) both to introduce and to anchor the author's call to repel moral scepticism and reinvigorate the moral life.

Prefacep. 7
Abbreviationsp. 9
2 Peter Commentary: An Appraisalp. 11
Literary Strategy in 2 Peterp. 44
Ethics and Virtue in 2 Peterp. 84
The Moral World of Greco-Roman Paganismp. 99
The Ethical Catalog as a Pedagogical Devicep. 112
The Catalog of Virtues in 2 Peter 1.5-7p. 128
Conclusion: The Function of the Catalog of Virtues in 2 Peter 1.5-7p. 153
Predestination, Perseverance and the Problem of Apostasyp. 159
Bibliographyp. 175
Index of Referencesp. 184
Index of Authorsp. 192
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ISBN: 9781850756866
ISBN-10: 1850756864
Series: Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement (Hardcover)
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 1st January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1