Radical Trust in the Just Judge: The Easter Texts of 1 Peter

Mary H. Schertz

Article Type: Texts in Context

Publication Date: 10/1/2004

Issue: First Peter (Vol. 24, No 4, Fall, 2004)

First Peter's call to obedience and suffering has sometimes been sorely abused in the church's interpretation, turning a blind eye to violence against the oppressed. But this letter can also serve as a call to renounce violence, as did Christ himself, in a way that can transform evil into good.

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