In A Theology of James, Peter, and Jude, A Video Study top New Testament scholar Peter Davids offers a comprehensive study of the General or Catholic Epistles. 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.
By watching this series, you will gain:
• familiarity with the main themes of James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude
• insight into the background and cultural setting of the general epistles
• a broader grasp of the current scholarship related to these books