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Disambiguating Rebirth: A Socio-rhetorical Exploration of Rebirth Language in 1 Peter

@inproceedings{Hammer2013DisambiguatingRA,
  title={Disambiguating Rebirth: A Socio-rhetorical Exploration of Rebirth Language in 1 Peter},
  author={Keir Hammer},
  year={2013}
}
Rebirth language has traditionally been associated with the initiation rite of baptism and relegated to discussions within this limited framework. Analyses of 1 Peter—where rebirth language is particularly dominant—have focussed almost exclusively on a baptismal framework for understanding this language. However, a detailed reading of the letter does not reveal any association between rebirth and Christian rites of initiation. Whatever action, activity or idea triggered the use of this language… Expand
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