The Letters of Jude and Second Peter Paperback
Paranoia and the Slaves of Christ
by George Aichele;
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The Letters of Jude and Second Peter
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There are very strong similarities between Jude and 2 Peter, and it appears that the letter of Jude was almost entirely ‘plagiarized’ by the letter of Second Peter. In both of them Jesus Christ is called the ‘master’, with a Greek word that means ‘slave-owner’, and the authors of both books refer to themselves and other Christians as the slaves of Christ. Furthermore, both writings report situations of paranoid fear within Christian communities of their time as they picture heretical infiltrators who threaten to pervert and perhaps even destroy the community.
This Guide surveys the more important historical, socio-cultural, theological, and literary factors we must grapple with in understanding these two letters. George Aichele‘s main approach is the method of semiotics, examining signifying mechanisms in each of the texts both independently and when they are read together. In an adventurous excursion, the letter of Jude is read intertextually with the classic science fiction/horror film, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Siegel 1956), in order to explore the dynamics of paranoia.
The Letters of Jude and Second Peter by George Aichele was published by Sheffield Phoenix Press in October 2012. The ISBN for The Letters of Jude and Second Peter is 9781907534652.
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1. Critical Issues in Jude and 2 Peter, or What the Martian May Not Know
Codes and Canon
Authors, Dates, Locations
The Good Guys
The Bad Guys
Appendix: Some Obscure Language
2. A Paranoid Gospel: Jude and the Abolition of Difference
They’re Gonna Get You
We Know your Little Secret
3. Taming Paranoia: 2 Peter Rewrites Jude
Second Peter’s First Chapter
Second Peter’s Second Chapter
Second Peter’s Third Chapter
What Has 2 Peter Done to Jude?
4. The Christian Body and the Christian Mind
Organ-izing the Christian Body
Theology and the Gospel
Reading with Different Assumptions
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|Page last updated||4th November 2014|
|Author / Artist||George Aichele|
|Publisher||Sheffield Phoenix Press (October 2012)|
|Number of Pages||112|