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Bibil Identifier bibil:204163
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Resident Aliens in Mission
Title (English, ) Missional Practices in the Emerging Church of 1 Peter
Author Seland, Torrey
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 19, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 565-589 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The present study discusses the issue of mission in 1 Peter in light of the missio-logical model of "missional" church. The early Christian communities of I Peter are considered here as young emerging congregations living in a kind of liminal state. Being discriminated against in their local communities, they struggled for their own new Christian identity. In these circumstances, the phenomenon of intramural ethics is important, but so also are their missional good works. These are considered to be observed by "the others," who are won over and ultimately give glory to God. Contrary to some recent interpreters, the present study argues that the readers are also admonished to be ready to preach and defend their faith, thus becoming a missional church of both works and words in their neighborhoods.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Catholic Epistles : Epistles of Peter : 1 Peter
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Mission
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