With vivid clarity these brief epistles build up their readers as they warn against false teachers who deceive and promote promiscuity. In this single volume, paired commentary, Rev. Dr. Curtis Giese considers the history of their reception in the church, including the early questions of canonicity and recent debates on their authorship. Giese argues that Jude was written by Jude the half-brother of Christ and that later Peter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, drew drew on that epistle for his own second letter. These epistles fortified the early church against the assaults of heresy, and they can do the same for the church today.
- A faithful exploration of canonicity, applied to the early church and to today
- Reconstruction of the congregational struggles and outside pressures facing the congregations of 2 Peter and Jude
- A scholarly overview of authorial timelines for both epistles
- Theosis and 2 Peter 1:4
- The Book of Enoch and Jude’s reference