• The Promise of His Appearing

  • An Exposition of Second Peter
  • By: Peter J. Leithart
  • Narrated by: Aaron Wells
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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By: Peter J. Leithart
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The second book of Peter has long troubled biblical scholars and interpreters. Not only is its authorship debated, but it seems to predict an imminent Second Coming, making many dispensationalists claim that it can only be understood in light of modern events.

In this study, Peter Leithart offers a preterist reading of the epistle, arguing that it describes first-century events and not the end of the world. At the same time, he maintains orthodoxy, avoiding hyper-preterism and affirming the epistle's authenticity.

Leithart's accessible style and convincing arguments make a valuable addition to the study of the Bible's apocalyptic prophecies.

©2004 Canon Press (P)2007 Canon Press

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An Odd Choice for the Audiobook Treatment

As a key for understanding Second Peter and an illuminating case for a first century "coming" of Christ in the destruction of the temple, the book is excellent. It's just an odd sort of book to make into a audiobook, given how niche and technical the subject matter is. Who is this for? The scholar or pastor would certainly prefer this work in print, while the ordinary reader (like me) will probably find the claim to "exposition" a little misleading. Leithart does explain the meaning of Second Peter, but he's mainly explaining how a certain perspective on the letter makes more sense than others. In other words, it's not primarily an exposition so much as a case for a certain approach to exposition. If that sounds interesting to you, you're probably the mystery audience of this audiobook. Enjoy.