Aliens and Exiles: Social Location and Christian Vocation

Scot McKnight

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2004

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

First Peter addresses "aliens and exiles," terms that refer not to spiritual pilgrims, but to the social location of the Christians to whom Peter writes. Peter's letter includes a strategy for how people in that location might best influence the Roman world, and infers how we might influence our own.

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