Witness To The Gospel / Edition 1

Witness To The Gospel / Edition 1

by I. Howard Marshall, David (Eds.) Peterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802844359

ISBN-13: 9780802844354

Pub. Date: 04/22/1998

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

A distinguished group of scholars here provides a comprehensive survey of the theology of the early church as it is presented by the author of Acts. These twenty-five essays, designed to show the current state of scholarship in ways accessible to students of the New Testament, discuss the main themes in the theology of Acts: God's plan of salvation, the call of

Overview

A distinguished group of scholars here provides a comprehensive survey of the theology of the early church as it is presented by the author of Acts. These twenty-five essays, designed to show the current state of scholarship in ways accessible to students of the New Testament, discuss the main themes in the theology of Acts: God's plan of salvation, the call of God and the spreading of the Word, the renewing work of the Holy Spirit, the relationship of Jews and Gentiles in the church, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802844354
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/22/1998
Series:
Theology, Biblical Studies Series
Pages:
628
Product dimensions:
1.39(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE

    INTRODUCTION

  1. HOW DOES ONE WRITE ON THE THEOLOGY OF ACTS?
    Howard Marshall
  2. I. Was Luke a 'theologian'?
    II. What do we mean by 'the theology of the book of Acts'?
    III. What can we learn from previous investigators?
    IV. Why are we attempting this book?

    PART I: THE SALVATION OF GOD

  3. THE PLAN OF GOD
    John T. Squires
  4. I. Introduction
    II. The plan of God in Acts
    III. Conclusion

  5. SCRIPTURE AND THE REALISATION OF GOD'S PROMISES
    Darrell Bock
  6. I. Introduction
    II. Hermeneutical axioms
    III. Five scriptural themes in Acts
    IV. Conclusion

  7. SALVATION-HISTORY AND ESCHATOLOGY
    John Nolland
  8. I. Introduction
    II. Parousia hope
    III. Kingdom as present and future
    IV. Repetition and escalation in salvation-history
    V. Jewish unbelief not the basis for good news to Gentiles

  9. SALVATION TO THE END OF THE EARTH: GOD AS THE SAVIOUR IN THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
    Joel B. Green
  10. I. Introduction
    II. 'The message of this salvation'
    III. 'God has brought a saviour'
    IV. 'What must I do to be saved?'
    V. 'You and your entire household will be saved.'

  11. THE DIVINE SAVIOUR
    H. Douglas Buckwalter
  12. I. Introduction
    II. A survey of Luke's christology
    III. A deity who reigns supreme
    IV. A deity who waits on tables
    V. Conclusion: the christological pulse of Acts

  13. THE NEED FOR SALVATION
    Christoph Stenschke
  14. I. Introduction
    II. How and why people need to be saved
    III. Forgiveness of sin
    IV. Luke's 'generation' and humanity in general
    V. Repentance
    VI. Some clues from Acts 2 (prior to Acts 2:37)
    VII. Conclusion

  15. SALVATION AND HEALTH IN CHRISTIAN ANTIQUITY: THE SOTERIOLOGY OF LUKE-ACTS IN ITS FIRST CENTURY SETTING
    Ben Witherington III
  16. I. Introduction
    II. Salvation in a Graeco-Roman mode—spared, healed, blessed
    III. Helped, cured, delivered in Luke-Acts
    IV. The means of salvation in Luke-Acts
    V. The meaning and the benefits of salvation in Luke-Acts
    VI. Conclusions and corollaries

    PART II: THE CALL OF GOD

  17. THE ROLE OF THE APOSTLES
    Andrew Clark
  18. I. Introduction
    II. The twelve Apostles
    III. Peter as representative of the Twelve
    IV. The roles of the twelve Apostles
    V. Paul and Barnabas
    VI. Peter and Paul parallels
    VII. Conclusion

  19. MISSION AND WITNESS
    Peter Bolt
  20. I. Introduction
    II. Vocabulary
    III. The witnesses and their witness
    IV. Mission, witness and the readers of Acts

  21. THE PROGRESS OF THE WORD
    Brian Rosner
  22. I. Introduction
    II. Progress anticipated
    III. Progress confirmed
    IV. The author of progress
    V. Patterns of progress
    VI. Unending progress
    VII. Conclusion

  23. OPPOSITION TO THE PLAN OF GOD AND PERSECUTION
    Brian Rapske
  24. I. Introduction
    II. Jewish opposition
    III. Christian opposition
    IV. How the persecuted fulfill the plan of God
    V. Conclusion

  25. THE PREACHING OF PETER IN ACTS
    Hans F. Bayer
  26. I. Introduction
    II. The context of the Petrine speeches and the emerging portrait of Peter
    III. Peter as a preacher of repentance and salvation
    IV. Peter as a preacher of Christ: the christology of the collective apostolic witness with some Petrine emphases
    V. Conclusion

  27. THE SPEECH OF STEPHEN
    Heinz-Werner Neudorfer
  28. I. Introduction
    II. Context and meaning of Stephen's speech
    III. Stephen's speech as an 'historical review' in the context of Jewish literature
    IV. Theological motives and building-blocks in Stephen's speech
    V. Concerning the theological roots of Stephen's speech
    VI. Conclusion

  29. THE PREACHING AND DEFENCE OF PAUL
    G. Walter Hansen
  30. I. Introduction
    II. Mission speech to Jews
    III. Mission speeches to Gentiles
    IV. Defence speeches
    V. Conclusion

    PART III: THE RENEWING WORK OF GOD

  31. THE 'SPIRIT OF PROPHECY' AS THE POWER OF ISRAEL'S RESTORATION AND WITNESS
    Max Turner
  32. I. Introduction
    II. The Spirit as the 'Spirit of Prophecy' in Acts
    III. The gift of the Spirit and conversion-initiation
    IV. A Donum Superadditum or a soteriological necessity
    V. Conclusion: Luke's pneumatology and the theology of Acts

  33. THE NEW PEOPLE OF GOD
    David Seccombe
  34. I. A revolutionary transformation
    II. Israel's restoration begins
    III. The remnant of Israel
    IV. A messianic people
    V. Leadership of the new people
    VI. God in their midst
    VII. Condemnation of Israel's rulers
    VIII. A creed for the people of God
    IX. Assembling the outcasts
    X. Gentile breakthrough
    XI. Severance of church and synagogue
    XII. The culture of the new people of God
    XIII. An appeal to the Jews
    XIV. A partial hardening of Israel
    XV. The new people of God

  35. THE WORSHIP OF THE NEW COMMUNITY
    David Peterson
  36. I. Introduction
    II. The earliest disciples in the temple
    III. The challenge to the Gentile world
    IV. Homage and service under the new covenant
    V. The character and function of early Christian gatherings
    VI. Conclusion

  37. THE CHRISTIAN AND THE LAW OF MOSES
    Craig Blomberg
  38. I. Introduction
    II. Analysis
    III. Conclusion

  39. MISSION PRACTICE AND THEOLOGY UNDER CONSTRUCTION (ACTS 18-20)
    Philip H. Towner
  40. I. Introduction
    II. Formative events and patterns
    III. Modification of the pattern and developments in Corinth and Ephesus: Acts 18-19 (20)
    IV. Conclusion

  41. ISRAEL AND THE GENTILE MISSION IN ACTS AND PAUL: A CANONICAL APPROACH
    Robert Wall
  42. I. Introduction
    II. Israel and the Gentile mission in Acts
    III. Israel and the Gentile mission in Romans 9-11

  43. SOCIOLOGY AND THEOLOGY
    Stephen C. Barton
  44. I. Prologomena
    II. Sociology and theology in Acts: two case studies
    III. A theological postscript

  45. THE INFLUENCE OF JEWISH WORSHIP ON LUKE'S PRESENTATION OF THE EARLY CHURCH
    Brad Blue
  46. I. Introduction
    II. Jewish antecedents
    III. Apostles, Christian benefactors and early gatherings
    IV. Conclusion

  47. RECIPROCITY AND THE ETHIC OF ACTS
    Brian Capper
  48. I. Introduction
    II. Literary resonances and the narrative tension of Acts
    III. Friendship, reciprocity, and meal-fellowship

    CONCLUSION

  49. LUKE'S THEOLOGICAL ENTERPRISE: INTEGRATION AND INTENT
    David Peterson
  50. I. Introduction
    II. Some brief preliminaries
    III. Integrating the themes of Acts
    IV. Luke's intention

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEXES
Index of Authors
Subject Index
Index of Biblical References

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