Conversion in Luke-Acts: Divine Action, Human Cognition, and the People of God

Conversion in Luke-Acts: Divine Action, Human Cognition, and the People of God

by Joel B. Green


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Repentance and conversion are key topics in New Testament interpretation and in Christian life. However, the study of conversion in early Christianity has been plagued by psychological assumptions alien to the world of the New Testament. Leading New Testament scholar Joel Green believes that careful attention to the narrative of Luke-Acts calls for significant rethinking about the nature of Christian conversion. Drawing on the cognitive sciences and examining key evidence in Luke-Acts, this book emphasizes the embodied nature of human life as it explores the life transformation signaled by the message of conversion, offering a new reading of a key aspect of New Testament theology.

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ISBN-13: 9780801097607
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,171,480
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joel B. Green (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is provost, dean of the School of Theology, and professor of New Testament interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has authored, coauthored, or edited numerous books.

Table of Contents

1. Questioning Conversion in Luke-Acts
2. Conversion and Cognition
3. Orienting Conversion
4. Texts and Metaphors
5. Community, Agency, and Apostasy

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