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Roman Christianity and Roman StoicismA Comparative Study of Ancient Morality$
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Runar M. Thorsteinsson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199578641

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.001.0001

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The First Letter of Peter

The First Letter of Peter

(p.105) 7 The First Letter of Peter
Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism

Runar M. Thorsteinsson (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter focuses on moral teaching in the First Letter of Peter (ca. 70–95 CE). An analysis of the letter reveals a moral teaching in which love is unmistakably presented as the primary virtue. Like Paul in Romans, the author of 1 Peter is of the opinion that Christ-believers should behave honourably in society, strive to do good to all, and submit to the civic authorities. The final section of the chapter includes an assessment of the relationship between the moral teaching of 1 Peter and that of Paul in Romans. It is concluded that there are many signs of Pauline influence on the author of 1 Peter.

Keywords:   1 Peter, love, good, submission, Paul, Romans

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