Who are 'the dead' and when was the gospel preached to them?: the interpretation of 1 Pet 4.6

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Who are 'the dead' and when was the gospel preached to them?: the interpretation of 1 Pet 4.6

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dc.contributor.author Horrell, David G. en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-15T10:51:40Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:45:12Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:16:42Z
dc.date.issued 2003-01 en_GB
dc.description.abstract The interpretation of 1 Pet 4.6 which sees ‘the dead’ as Christians who heard the gospel during their lifetime but who have since died is becoming increasingly widely accepted, especially in recent commentaries in English. William Dalton's monograph Christ's Proclamation to the Spirits has been influential in promoting this view. However, despite its current popularity, there are serious problems with this interpretation, especially in its dependence on assuming a primitive eschatological context for 1 Peter. The view of the verse as referring to a proclamation made to people already dead, on the other hand, is more plausible than recent commentators suggest, and can be defended against their criticisms. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 49(1), pp.70-89 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0028688503000055 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/35632 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_GB
dc.relation.url http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=NTS&volumeId=49&issueId=01# en_GB
dc.relation.url http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=141027&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0028688503000055 en_GB
dc.subject Bible. N.T. Peter 1st en_GB
dc.subject Biblical interpretation en_GB
dc.subject exegesis en_GB
dc.subject eschatology en_GB
dc.title Who are 'the dead' and when was the gospel preached to them?: the interpretation of 1 Pet 4.6 en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-08-15T10:51:40Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:45:12Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:16:42Z
dc.identifier.issn 0028-6885 en_GB
dc.description © 2003 Cambridge University Press. Typographical error on printed page: article from volume 49, not 48 as printed. en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1469-8145 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal New Testament Studies en_GB


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