History, Literature, and Society in the Book of Acts

History, Literature, and Society in the Book of Acts

by Ben Witherington, III
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521046289

ISBN-13: 9780521046282

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

These essays use an interdisciplinary approach for recent Book of Acts scholarship. Insights from the social sciences, narratological studies, Greek and Roman rhetoric and history, and classics, set Acts in its original historical, literary and social context. These methods of interpretation have only recently been applied to Acts in a systematic way. This is a

Overview

These essays use an interdisciplinary approach for recent Book of Acts scholarship. Insights from the social sciences, narratological studies, Greek and Roman rhetoric and history, and classics, set Acts in its original historical, literary and social context. These methods of interpretation have only recently been applied to Acts in a systematic way. This is a valuable overview of some of the chief preoccupations of current biblical studies from leading scholars in Old and New Testament studies and the history of antiquity.

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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