The miracle of being forgiven is perhaps equaled only by the wonder of also being trusted again. That wondrous experience in the life of Simon Peter ultimately produced remarkable letters, full of warning and hope, solemn instruction and glorious promise. Because of that grace in Peter's past, his words in the book of 2 Peter are able to strengthen we who are his brothers and sisters in faith. Jude follows 2 Peter, yet because of its brevity and difficult message it is one of the most neglected books of Scripture. Still, it too reflects God's redemptive story and offers important insight for God's people. In this volume, Robert Harvey and Philip H. Towner delve into 2 Peter and Jude, exploring issues of authorship, canonicity, purpose and themes and ultimately showing how they relate to the life of the church.
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The late Robert Harvey was a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and a pastor for over forty years in Iowa, Washington state and Illinois. He was the founding pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Warrenville, Illinois, where he served until his retirement.
Philip H.Towner (Ph.D.) is dean of the Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship of the American Bible Society based in New York City. He is also research professor of New Testament at Ewangelikalna Szkola Teologiczna in Wroclaw, Poland. He has previously served on the faculties of Regent College (Vancouver, B.C.) and the University of Aberdeen.
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