The Theology of James, Peter, and Jude course, taught by Peter Davids, offers a comprehensive exploration of the theology of James, 1-2 Peter, and Jude, including introductory issues and major themes, and also shows how each book relates to the broad picture of New Testament theology.
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A Theology of James, Peter, and Jude
The Theology of James, Peter, and Jude course, taught by Peter Davids, offers a comprehensive study of the General or Catholic Epistles, which are often insufficiently covered in broader New Testament introductions and surveys.
Before discussing a theology of each of the four letters, Davids deals with their common aspects—their shared background in the Greco-Roman world and similar Christology, view of the source of sin, and eschatology—thus justifying their being treated together. Davids then embarks upon a theological reading of each letter informed by its social-rhetorical understanding—what they meant in the context of their original cultural settings—that includes a survey of recent scholarship, a discussion of relevant introductory issues, thematic commentary, treatment of important theological themes, and a discussion of the place of each letter in the biblical canon.
Perfect for upper-division students, pastors, and discerning informal students of theology alike, the Theology of James, Peter, and Jude course offers a comprehensive exploration of the theology of each book, including introductory issues and major themes, and shows how each book relates to the broad picture of New Testament theology.
By completing this course, you’ll gain
familiarity with the main themes of James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude
insight into the background and cultural setting of the general epistles
a broader grasp of the current scholarship related to these books
confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and personalized review sessions that include award-winning memory building tools
Meet Your Instructors
Peter H. Davids
PhD, University of Manchester
Peter H. Davids is visiting professor in Christianity at Houston Baptist University and visiting professor of Bible and applied theology Houston Graduate School of Theology. He is author of numerous books, including Reading Jude with New Eyes, The Epistle of James (NIGTC), The Epistle of 1 Peter (NICNT), James (NIBC), and A Biblical Theology of James, Peter, and Jude. He coedited with Ralph P. Martin TheDictionary of the Latter New Testament and Its Developments.
James: Recent Scholarship and Introductory Issues
James: A Literary-Theological Reading
James: Important Theological Themes and Canonical Contribution
First Peter: Recent Scholarship and Introductory Issues
First Peter: A Thematic and Rhetorical Commentary
First Peter: Important Theological Themes and Canonical Contribution
Review and Midterm
Second Peter: Scholarship and Introductory Issues
Second Peter: A Thematic Commentary
Second Peter: Important Theological Themes and Canonical Contribution
Jude: Recent Scholarship and Introductory Issues
Jude: A Thematic Commentary
Jude: Important Theological Themes and Canonical Contribution
Review and Final
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