KEDS tutor Dr Patrick Egan has just had a new book published examining the text of 1 Peter. He argues that 1 Peter sets forth an ecclesiology based in a participatory christology, in which the church endures suffering in imitation of Jesus’ role as the suffering servant.

The epistle admonishes the church to a high moral standard in light of Christ’s atoning work while also encouraging the church to place hope in God’s final vindication of his people.

Addressing the churches of Asia Minor, 1 Peter applies the scriptural narrative to the church in unexpected ways. 

Further details of the volume, which has been endorsed by Professor Richard Bauckham (Cambridge) and Professor Grant Macaskill (Aberdeen), are available here.