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1 Peter (The NIV Application Commentary, New Testament #15)

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Learn not only what Peter said to his audience in the first century but also how what he taught can be applied today in this volume of the NIV Application Commentary Series.
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Published March 1st 2011 by Zondervan (first published April 1st 1996)
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I like this series for what it offers a preacher, and I found the insights here on "bridging contexts" to often be quite valuable. Unlike Darrell Bock on Luke (in the same series), I didn't find McKnight's thoughts on "original meaning" to be as compelling, and like Bock I sometimes felt McKnight's "contemporary significance" reflections missed the mark. Another difficulty I had was that my outline of 1 Peter didn't match McKnight's, so often I was jumping around or poking into half a chapter. A...more
I enjoy reading the NIV application series commentaries for help with my sermon prep, and I always enjoy the thoughts of Scot McKnight. This was a good marriage of the two. It walks the fine line reasonably well between being scholarly enough, but easily read and applicable at the same time. Other commentaries are more scholarly (Karen Jobes), while some others are quicker reads (Gundry) but this was helpful in both regards. Well worth the time to read.
Disappointing: overemphasis on application without a through and the complete exegesis of the text.
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Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author or editor of forty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL. Dr. McKnight has given interviews on radios across the nation, has appeared on television, and is regularly speaks at local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the...more
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