Constructing the Economic–Historic Context of 1 Peter: Exploring a Methodology

Posted: August 3, 2012 in General

Prof. Fika Janse van Rensburg, Faculty of Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa, is known to me through my personal interaction with him at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Holland. I was further informed about him by my Nijmegen PhD friend Dirk Venter. Since 2010 I show keen interest in reading his social network updates and web publications. One of his recent web publications, entitled “Constructing the Economic–Historic Context of 1 Peter: Exploring a Methodology” (at HTS), struck my attention while I was searching for articles on ‘economic aspects of the New Testament’. I am sure that the following link toward his article might help you to understand ‘a tip’ about his point of view.

[This article explored a methodology to construct the economic–historic context of the addressees of 1 Peter, which could serve as basis for an economic interpretation of 1 Peter and other New Testament books. After discussing 1 Peter as letter, external sources were used to construct the economic–historic context of the addressees of 1 Peter. This construction was then refined utilising the letter itself, by identifying, categorising and interpreting the economically relevant portions of 1 Peter. Finally, the economic–historic context of the addressees of 1 Peter was concluded and the method summarised.]

Read the full article here: http://www.hts.org.za/index.php/HTS/article/view/939/1635

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