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Following in the Footsteps: Exemplarity Discourse and 1 Peter

Dr Katie Marcar

Theology, University of Otago

This paper explores how an understanding of exemplarity in Greek and Roman literature could shed light on the New Testament letter of 1 Peter. Both Greek and Latin literature displays a clear preference for internal exempla, whether this is parsed at the familial, ethnic, or national level. Since 1 Peter defines Christians as a newly-begotten family, nation, and race, this paper argues that the structures of exemplarity are deployed in 1 Peter, but in a distinctively Christian way.

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Date Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Time 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Audience All University
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Departmental Seminar
LocationCastle A Lecture Theatre
Contact NamePat Wheatley

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