Acts of the Apostles: Interpretation, History and Theology

Acts of the Apostles: Interpretation, History and Theology

by Osvaldo Padilla


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830851300
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 04/04/2016
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Osvaldo Padilla (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is associate professor of New Testament at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of The Speeches of Outsiders in Acts: Poetics, Theology, and Historiography and he has written articles and reviews for Themelios, Bulletin for Biblical Research, New Testament Studies and Ex Auditu. Previously, he taught New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and served as pastor of Jesus el Buen Pastor, a Hispanic congregation in the Chicago area. He is married to Kristen, and they have one son.

Table of Contents

1. Who Wrote Acts?
Who Was Luke?
How Important Is the Identity of the Author to Interpret Acts?
2. The Genre of Acts
A Brief History of Genre Theory
Proposals on the Genre of Acts
Conclusion—Acts as Historical Monograph: How Does It Help?
3. How Luke Writes History
Luke the Theological Historian
Luke the Storyteller
Luke the Historian
4. The Speeches in Acts (Part One): The Speeches in Their Ancient Context
The Reporting of Speeches in Ancient History
Luke as a Conservative Reporter of Speeches
Conclusion: Believing the Speeches
5. The Speeches in Acts (Part Two): The Theology of the Speeches
The Speech of Peter at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41)
The Speech of Stephen (Acts 7:1-53)
The Speech at the Home of Cornelius (Acts 10:34-48)
The Speech at Athens (Acts 17:16-31)
The Speech Before Agrippa (Acts 26:1-32)
Summary and Conclusions
6. The Justification of Truth-Claims in Acts: A Conversation with Postliberalism
Postliberalism: A Sketch
Postliberalism and the Question of Truth-Claims
The Justification of Truth-Claims in Acts
Author Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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