History, Literature, and Society in the Book of Acts

History, Literature, and Society in the Book of Acts

by Ben Witherington, III
     
 

An interdisciplinary study of Acts by leading Old and New Testament and ancient history scholars.See more details below

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An interdisciplinary study of Acts by leading Old and New Testament and ancient history scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521046282
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Issues of Genre and Historical Method: 1. In the shadow of Thucydides W. J. McCoy; 2. How history should be written C. K. Barrett; 3. The Acts of the Apostles: monograph or bios? Charles H. Talbert; 4. The preface to Acts and the historians Loveday C. A. Alexander; 5. The future of the past: Luke's vision of salvation history and its bearing on his writing of history Jacob Jervell; Part II. Historical and Theological Difficulties in Acts: 6. Acts 6.1–8.4: division or diversity? Craig C. Hill; 7. James and the Gentiles (Acts 15.13–21) Richard Bauckham; 8. Kerygmatic summaries in the speeches of Acts Richard Bauckham; 9. The 'script' of the Scriptures in Acts: suffering as God's 'plan' for the world for the 'release of sins' David P. Moessner; 10. Luke's social location of Paul: cultural anthropology and the status of Paul in Acts Jerome H. Neyrey; Part III. Issues of Literary Criticism: 11. Internal repetition in Luke-Acts: contemporary narratology and Lukan historiography Joel B. Green; 12. Luke's characterising use of the Old Testament in the Book of Acts Bill T. Arnold; 13. Editing the Good News: some synoptic lessons for the study of Acts Ben Witherington, III; 14. The means of absent ends Wm. F. Brosend, II; Index of biblical references.

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