Peter And The Prophetic Word: The Theology Of Prophecy Traced Through Peter’s Sermons And Epistles -- By: Paul A. Himes
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Peter And The Prophetic Word:
The Theology Of Prophecy Traced Through Peter’s Sermons And Epistles
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
While much work has been done on the theology of individual books in the Bible, very few have attempted to develop a Petrine theology that utilizes both
Key Words: Peter, Petrine theology, prophecy, theology of prophecy, Acts, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, Peter’s sermons
Author’s note: I am grateful for the comments and encouragement of Andreas J. Köstenberger and two anonymous BBR referees on an earlier draft of this article. Any errors remain my sole responsibility.
While extensive work has been done on the theology of 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Acts as distinct units, very few have attempted to link the two major Petrine sermons from Acts with the two epistles in order to develop a coherent Petrine theology. Indeed, even those who argue that
But if the apostle Peter truly is behind the two epistles bearing his name as well as the sermons in Acts 2 and 3, as many evangelicals believe, one should be able to notice common themes in those works that can lead
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to the development of a coherent Petrine theology.2 An examination of the epistles and sermons reveals that this is indeed the case. Acts 2, Acts 3, 1 Peter, and 2 Peter all evidence a common emphasis on the role and nature of prophecy, and this article will attempt to synthesize that material into a coherent “Petrine theology of prophecy...
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