An Introduction to the Catholic Epistles (Paperback)
 

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An Introduction to the Catholic Epistles (Paperback)

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    This book introduces the Epistles and discusses the different interpretive approaches which have been used to gain a clearer understanding of them. An introductory chapter defines the Epistles and describes the history of their canonization, follo......more

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This book introduces the Epistles and discusses the different interpretive approaches which have been used to gain a clearer understanding of them. An introductory chapter defines the Epistles and describes the history of their canonization, following chapters are devoted to each of the texts with each chapter including: 1) historical-cultural background; 2) the social-scientific context; 3) social-rhetorical purposes; 4) narrative discourse; 5) postcolonial and 6) feminist insights; and finally 7) theological perspectives. At the end of each chapter there are suggestions for further reading and a list of reflection questions. Several chapters include a section or two considering a particular interpretive issue especially relevant to the particular text. After taking up each text, Lockett considers again whether the Epistles are a unified whole or to be heard as individual voices. Here the book interacts with some of the ideas of Rob Wall and David Nienhuis regarding the various thematic/theological connections running through the texts. A final chapter takes up the relationship between the Pauline Epistles and the Catholic Epistles within the New Testament.

Darian Lockett is Assistant Professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, CA, USA

Author:
Lockett, Darian
Series Title:
T&T Clark Approaches to Biblical Studies
Genre:
RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides
Audience:
College/higher education
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
150
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury T & T Clark
Publish Date:
01/19/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9780567171771
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.52 lb
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