Witness To The Gospel / Edition 1

Witness To The Gospel / Edition 1

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

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… See more details below

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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

List of Contributors
Preface
Introduction1
1How Does One Write On The Theology of Acts?
Pt. IThe Salvation of God17
2The Plan of God19
3Scripture and The Realisation of God's Promises41
4Salvation-History and Eschatology63
5Salvation to The End of The Earth: God as the Saviour in the Acts of the Apostles83
6The Divine Saviour107
7The Need for Salvation125
8Salvation and Health in Christian Antiquity: The Soteriology of Luke-Acts in its First Century Setting145
Pt. IIThe Call of God167
9The Role of The Apostles169
10Mission and Witness191
11The Progress of The Word215
12Opposition to The Plan of God and Persecution235
13The Preaching of Peter in Acts257
14The Speech of Stephen275
15The Preaching and Defence of Paul295
Pt. IIIThe Renewing Work of God325
16The 'Spirit of Prophecy' as the Power of Israel's Resoration and Witness327
17The New People of God349
18The Worship of the New Community373
19The Christian and The Law of Moses397
20Mission Practice and Theology under Construction (Acts 18-20)417
21Israel and The Gentile Mission in Acts and Paul: A Canonical Approach437
22Sociology and Theology459
23The Influence of Jewish Worship on Luke's Presentation of the Early Church473
24Reciprocity and The Ethic of Acts499
Conclusion519
25Luke's Theological Enterprise: Integration and Intent521
Bibliography545
Indexes577

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