n International Journal for Religious Freedom - Coping with discrimination in the First Epistle of Peter and in modern social psychology

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2070-5484



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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