Social-Science Commentary On The Book Of Acts

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Like earlier volumes in the Social Science Commentary series, this volume situates Acts squarely in the cultural matrix of the first century Mediterranean world, elaborating its codes of patron and client, mediatorship, honor and shame, healing and sickening, wizardry and witchcraft accusations, and the understanding of the Spirit of God as well as deities and demons as personal causes of significant events.

Part 1: Jesus First Command to the Twelve – Their Activities Among Israelite Majority Populations (Acts 1:4-12:25)

Part 2: Jesus Second Command to Saul/Paul – His Activities Among Israelite Minority Populations (Acts 12:25-25:31)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800638450
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,348,292
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Acts of the Apostles     15
Acts 1:1-3: Introduction to Acts for Luke's Patron     15
Acts 1:4-12:24: Jesus' First Command: To the Eleven (Twelve)-Their Activities among Israelite Majority Populations     20
Acts 1:4-26: The First Command of the Resurrected Lord and Its Setting     20
Acts 2:1-47: The Promise of the Resurrected Lord Is Realized, Witnessing in Jerusalem Begins     27
Acts 3:1-5:12: Witnessing in Jerusalem and First Elite Reactions: Two Days in the Jerusalem Temple     37
Acts 5:13-42: Witnessing in Jerusalem and Subsequent Elite Reactions: A Dispute in the Temple     49
Acts 6:1-8:4: Witnessing in Jerusalem: The Story of the Greek Deacon Stephen     54
Acts 8:5-40: Witnessing in Samaria: The Story of the Greek Deacon Philip     62
Acts 9:1-30: The Story of Why/How Paul Was Baptized: From Damascus to Jerusalem     66
Acts 9:31-11:18: Witnessing at Land's End: Peter's Travels     74
Acts 11:19-30: Events among Judeans in Antioch     82
Acts 11:30-12:24: Events among Judeans in Jerusalem     83
Acts 12:25-28:31: Jesus' Second Command: To Saul/Paul-His Activities among Israelite Minority Populations     87
Acts 12:25-15:35: Proclaiming the Resurrected Lord in the Mediterranean World     87
Acts 15:36-21:26: Witnessing inthe Aegean Region     112
Acts 21:27-28:31: Paul Witnesses from Jerusalem to Rome     152
Recurring Scenes in Luke and Acts     181
Reading Scenarios for the Acts of the Apostles     185
Bibliography     239
List of Scenarios     245
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