These audio lectures are a unique 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 Beyond the Basics 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.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - Introduction: Common Themes and Issues (15 min)
2 - James: Introductory Issues (7 min)
3 - James: A Literary-Theological Reading (17 min)
4 - James: Important Theological Themes (11 min)
5 - First Peter: Introductory Issues (6 min)
6 - First Peter: A Thematic and Rhetorical Commentary (17 min)
7 - First Peter: Theological Themes (11 min)
8 - Second Peter: Introductory Issues (12 min)
9 - Second Peter: A Thematic Commentary (19 min)
10 - Second Peter: Important Theological Themes (11 min)
11 - Jude: Introductory Issues (8 min)
12 - Jude: A Thematic Commentary (15 min)
13 - Jude: Important Theological Themes (13 min)