Temple, Exile and Identity in 1 Peter Hardback

by Andrew Mutua Mbuvi;

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Temple, Exile and Identity in 1 Peter

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"Temple, Exile and Identity in 1 Peter" will generate a fresh and perhaps even a new understanding of the main themes of "1 Peter", which include questions of identity, suffering, hope, holiness, and judgment. Mbuvi explores the temple imagery in the epistle of "1 Peter" and focuses on the use of cultic language in constituting the new identity of the Petrine community. He contends that temple imagery in "1 Peter" undergirds the entire epistle. "1 Peter" directly connects the community's identity with the temple by describing it in terms reminiscent of the temple structure. He calls the members of the community "living stones", formulating an image that has been categorized as a "Temple-Community." This concern with the temple characterizes the restoration eschatology in the Second Temple period with its focus on the establishment of the eschatological temple. Restoration of Israel was also to be characterized by hope for the re-gathering of the scattered of Israel, the conversion or destruction of the Gentiles, and the establishment of God's universal reign, all of which are reflected in the discourse of the epistle.

Temple, Exile and Identity in 1 Peter by Andrew Mutua Mbuvi was published by Continuum in May 2007. The ISBN for Temple, Exile and Identity in 1 Peter is 9780567031426.

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Details for Temple, Exile and Identity in 1 Peter

Page last updated 3rd October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (May 2007)
Number of Pages192
Thickness20 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1004364
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