"Patrick Egan provides a sequential, detailed, and comprehensive discussion of 1 Peter's reading of Scripture, showing how it situates its readers within the Isaianic narrative of exile and restoration. He has done much to bring Petrine hermeneutics into the field of lively study of early Christian readings of Isaiah that has focused up to now on Paul and the Gospels."
Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at the University of St Andrews; Senior Scholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge
"Patrick Egan's study is a rich engagement with Christian social identity, as it is represented in 1 Peter. Christology, ecclesiology, and hermeneutics prove inseparable for the author, with the shared identity of Christians always determined by the unique identity of Jesus himself, an identity that is informed by – and in turn informs – the reading of Scripture. The study is as sensitive to the theological implications of 1 Peter as to the critical issues of text and background."
Grant Macaskill, Professor, Kirby Laing Chair of New Testament Exegesis, University of Aberdeen