Continuing on with his emphasis on spiritual formation from ideas in 2 Peter, chapter 1, Peter Fitch tackles the meaning behind the word, eusebeia, or “godliness.” He looks at ancient Greek, Hebrew, and Indian ideas that help to illustrate this word. For instance, it was considered as the essential missing element that helped to turn “law” into “justice” in ancient Greek mythology. It was also used to translate the important Buddhist concept of dharma when early Buddhist teaching was translated into Greek. Then Peter talks about what God is like and what characteristics of this we can share when we try to help others.
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