n International Journal for Religious Freedom - Coping with discrimination in the First Epistle of Peter and in modern social psychology
|Article Title||Coping with discrimination in the First Epistle of Peter and in modern social psychology|
|© Publisher:||International Institute for Religious Freedom|
|Journal||International Journal for Religious Freedom|
|Affiliations||1 University of South Africa and 2 University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||101 - 112|
|Keyword(s)||1 Peter, Coping, Discrimination, Modern social psychology, Persecution and Suffering|
This article begins by describing the origin and forms of the suffering which the readers of 1 Peter experienced in the first century AD. It then surveys the strategies offered in the letter for coping with prejudice and discrimination. A further section discusses the problem and emotion focused coping strategies described and used in modern social psychology. Finally, it compares the coping strategies of 1 Peter to those of social psychology. The authors point out similarities and differences and suggest where and how both sets of strategies can help suffering Christians.
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