Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor
The Second Letter of Peter
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"This book uses the new form of socio-rhetorical commentary that the Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Project is refining in the Society of Biblical Literature. Following the new format, Callan presents work in progress on 2 Peter that expands socio-rhetorical interpretation beyond its earlier emphasis on the texture of texts by framing his commentary with sections on the rhetography and rhetorical force of the text. This preview points positively forward toward the potential of fully-developed commentary on texts using this format."
--Vernon K Robbins, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
"People have wondered whether socio-rhetorical interpretation, as practiced by Vernon K. Robbins, had much other than technical terminology to add to biblical interpretation. In his work Acknowledging the Divine Benefactor, Terrance Callan brilliantly shows just how much this methodology has to contribute. He has written a refreshingly new commentary on 2 Peter utilizing this perspective, and whether readers agree or disagree with this or that interpretation, they will surely be stimulated to new and deeper thinking about this letter. The work is readable, full of good scholarship, theological, and delightfully candid. It is a contribution to the field that no serious interpreter of this letter should pass up."
--Peter H. Davids, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX