The Theology of the Acts of the Apostles / Edition 1

The Theology of the Acts of the Apostles / Edition 1

by Jacob Jervell, Jervell Jacob
     
 

ISBN-10: 052142447X

ISBN-13: 9780521424479

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Who are the people of God? Luke's purposes in Acts are to identify the Church, to establish the legitimacy of its gospel and to demonstrate that God was an active force in history. He shows that the communities of Jewish and Gentile Christians are the true heirs of God's promises to Israel. This is a theological interpretation of the history of the Church within

Overview

Who are the people of God? Luke's purposes in Acts are to identify the Church, to establish the legitimacy of its gospel and to demonstrate that God was an active force in history. He shows that the communities of Jewish and Gentile Christians are the true heirs of God's promises to Israel. This is a theological interpretation of the history of the Church within history: Luke is an artist, a narrator rather than a systematic theologian, but he writes about the roles of God, Christ and the Holy Spirit and of the Church.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521424479
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
New Testament Theology Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's preface; List of abbreviations; 1. The author and his sources; 2. Purpose and historical setting; 3. The theology of Acts; 4. Acts and the New Testament; 5. Acts in the history of early Christianity; 6. The significance of Acts for today; Select bibliography; Index.

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