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The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, Theology of James, Peter, and Jude: Audio Lectures includes high-quality live recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as well as relevant material from other sources.
In A Theology of James, Peter, and Jude: Audio Lectures, top New Testament scholar Peter Davids offers a comprehensive study of the General or Catholic Epistles, which are often insufficiently covered in more general New Testament introductions, theologies, and surveys. The lessons offer a thorough 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.
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 it meant in the context of its 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.
A Theology of James, Peter, and Jude: Audio Lectures is part of the Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series, which is dedicated to bringing expert teaching from world's best biblical scholars and theologians directly to interested learners. A Theology of James, Peter, and Jude: Audio Lectures offers the chance to learn about some of the Bible's most neglected biblical books from one of today's premier New Testament scholars.