The Petrine Epistles

The Petrine Epistles - I ngrid Shih REL 1310-31 23 November...

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Ingrid Shih REL 1310-31 23 November 2010 The Petrine Epistles Interpreting 1: Peter: Important Issues Suffering in 1 Peter 1:6-7 o Attribute to the apostle Peter Weird how there were no more writings attributed to Peter o Questions that all religions have to address: why do people suffer? o 3 perspectives on suffering in the OT, post-biblical Judaism, and early Christianity OT- Suffering is divine punishment for sin, continues in the after-life if the sinner did not suffer in this life Post-biblical- Suffering is divine “education” which develops character Things that we endure can sometimes lead to our moral development However there are some situations where it is imaginably tragic and nothing could be learn from it Early- Suffering is beneficial to others People willing to sacrifice for something else Isaiah 43:4-5- Could be about Israel, in order o Theodicy- the righteousness of God How to defend God’s reputation Why is there evil in world if God is a good God? Where does 1 Peter 1:6-7 fit within this spectrum
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course REL 1310 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Fall '08 term at Baylor.

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