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Ethics in 1 Peter: The Imitatio Christi and the Ethics of Suffering in 1 Peter and the Gospel of Mark, a Comparative Study
Le Roux, Elritia

Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2018 pp. xxii + 297. $37.00


Description: Many refer to 1 Peter as an exegetical stepchild within the New Testament; that is, it does not receive the same attention as the Pauline writings, the Gospels, or the Johannine literature. Yet Martin Luther held the First Letter of Peter to be essential to oneís own salvation. In keeping with the tradition of Reformation-inspired New Testament theology, and building on the work of John H. Elliott, Elritia Le Roux highlights an affinity between the theology of Mark and the theology of 1 Peter. Ethics in 1 Peter elaborates particularly the similar ways that Mark and 1 Peter handle Christology and the ethics that flows from it. Le Roux argues that both the Gospel of Mark and the First Letter of Peter Christology (specifically Christís passion) lay a foundation for an ethics of suffering.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Mark, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, 1 Peter, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Ethics

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Review by Joel Stephen Williams
Published 4/4/2019
Citation: Joel Stephen Williams, review of Elritia Le Roux, Ethics in 1 Peter: The Imitatio Christi and the Ethics of Suffering in 1 Peter and the Gospel of Mark, a Comparative Study, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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