Apostolic Letters of Faith, Hope, and Love

Galatians, 1 Peter, and 1 John

By Bruce M. Metzger

Apostolic Letters of Faith, Hope, and Love

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Apostolic Letters of Faith, Hope, and Love

Galatians, 1 Peter, and 1 John

By Bruce M. Metzger

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  • ISBN: 9781597525015
  • Pages: 110
  • Publication Date: 10/15/2006
  • Retail Price: $17.00
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About-

Professor Metzger has been a leader in New Testament studies for the past fifty years, through his teaching, his publications, his text-critical work, and his translation work. This volume brings his deep insight to three key epistles, focusing on three fundamental Christian virtues.

"The following pages set forth the teaching from three of the twenty-one letters contained in the New Testament: Galatians, 1 Peter, and 1 John. Each letter presents characteristic emphases of three prominent leaders in the early church: Paul, Peter, and John. Each letter arises out of quite different social and theological backgrounds, and each provides insight into the manner in which the special needs of the recipients of the letter were met. Key words and phrases from each letter are discussed within the context of the occasion that called forth the writing of the letter. At the same time the theological and devotional import of the writer's teaching is related to the Christian life, then and now. A concluding chapter weaves together theological and ethical themes common to the three principal strands of New Testament Christianity.
"Faith puts us on the path; hope keeps us walking; and love is what the Christian life is all about."
--from the Preface

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Bruce Metzger is one of the world's great biblical scholars. His books on the text and canon of the New Testament are the most authoritative and influential of modern times. He is also a sensitive interpreter of the early Christian writings, as is now evident in this publication of his lectures on 'Faith, Hope, and Love.' All readers are in his debt for these clear and insightful comments on three of the most important, and relevant, books of the New Testament."
--Bart Ehrman
author of The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings

Bruce Metzger is more than a living legend in New Testament scholarship--as though that were not achievement enough in one lifetime. He is and has always been a doctor of the church, an interpreter of scripture 'through faith for faith.' Based on a lifetime of study and patient exegesis, Apostolic Letters of Faith, Hope, and Love penetrates to the core of three New Testament gems: Galatians, 1 Peter, and 1 John. Read, learn, and give thanks.

--C. Clifton Black, Otto A. Piper Professor of Biblical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary; coauthor of 'Anatomy of the New Testament', Sixth Edition (2006)

"In what may be his last published work, the late Bruce Metzger (1914--2007) summarizes the message of Galatians, 1 Peter, and 1 John for a lay audience under the catchwords "faith, hope, and love," producing a work that is profitable for a scholarly audience . . . .
"What the scholar will also find in this work is a clearly written book with an informal yet elegant style that almost gives the impression that Metzger is sitting in a chair across the room, discussing the works with you. This beautiful writing displays how to communicate scholarly insights (which are indeed scholarly, whether or not one agrees with every position that he takes) without dumbing them down. He demonstrates clarity of explanation, not reduction of content. This is the work of a true master. Surely that is also part of Metzger's legacy to scholarship and something from which any scholar can learn."
-- Catholic Biblical Quarterly

Contributors-

Bruce M. Metzger

Bio(s)-

Bruce M. Metzger i(1914-2007) was George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary.He is the author of numerous works including 'The Text of the New Testament,' 'The New Testament: Its Background, Growth, and Content,' 'The Bible in Translation,' 'Lexical Aids to New Testament Greek,' and 'Reminiscences of an Octogenarian.' He was President of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas.

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