Book Details

Part of Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series
AUTHOR: Martin WilliamsDATE PUBLISHED: November 2011AVAILABILITY: AvailableFORMAT: HardbackISBN: 9781107003286


The prevalence of salvation language in the first letter of Peter has often been acknowledged though rarely investigated in depth. Martin Williams presents a new account exploring the concept of salvation in this theologically rich letter. He brings together the disciplines of hermeneutics, New Testament studies, and systematic and historical theology in order to explore the language of salvation which resonates within the text. The book also elaborates on a methodological level the segregation which has arisen between biblical studies and theological studies. In doing this, Williams identifies a basis for how there can be interaction between these two different viewpoints. This book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars interested in the exegesis and theology of 1 Peter, the doctrine of salvation and biblical interpretation.

Table of Contents

Part I. Methodology:
1. Theological-critical exegesis
Part II. Literal Sense Exegesis:
2. Chosen for salvation: election in 1 Peter
3. The provision of salvation: the atonement in 1 Peter
4. Rebirthed unto salvation: the new birth in 1 Peter
5. The expectation of salvation: salvation as a future event
6. Salvation as future victory and vindication
Part III. Intercatholic Conversation:
7. Divine election
8. Atonement