9780881461459

Contemporary Studies in Acts

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    9780881461459

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    0881461458

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-15
  • Publisher: Mercer Univ Pr
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Summary

The book of Acts contains the only biblical narrative of the events that occurred in the early church between the early First-century ministry of Jesus and the early to mid-second-century emergence of the Christian apologists. As such, the book of Acts has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. These present groundbreaking essays reveal the best in contemporary thought about this fascinating one-of-a-kind book. The authors in this volume provide us both with snapshots of the most pressing questions in contemporary Acts scholarship and with succinct expressions of the best answers for those questions. These new investigations into Acts originated from the 2006 and 2007 meetings of the SBL section on ACTS. These essays reexamine the origin and reception of Acts as a document within the larger world of early Christianity. The list of contributors includes both well-established and emerging leaders in Acts studies.

Author Biography

Thomas E. Phillips is professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies at Point Loma Nazarene University and cochair of the section on Acts at the Society of Biblical Literature. He earned his Ph.D. at Southern Methodist University and is the author of Reading Issues of Wealth and Poverty in Luke-Acts (2001). He is also the editor of Acts and Ethics (2005) and the coeditor of Literary Studies in Luke-Acts (1998).

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsp. 6
Dedicationp. 10
Prefacep. 11
Wrestling with and for Paulp. 13
Acts in the Suburbs of the Apologistsp. 29
Irenaeus and the Reception of Acts in the Second Centuryp. 47
The Reception of the Book of Acts in Late Antiquityp. 66
Acts and the Structure of the Christian Biblep. 93
The Rhetorical Function of Refutation in Acts 6-7 and 10-15p. 103
Tabernacle and Templep. 119
Paul's Dream at Troasp. 138
Embedded Letters and Rhetorical ż&rlacupsilon;żżżżςp. 154
"Friendly" Pharisees and Social Identity in Actsp. 181
The Downfall of Eutychusp. 201
Prophets, Priests, and Godfearing Readersp. 222
Contributorsp. 240
Bibliographyp. 241
Index of Modern Authorsp. 266
Index of Biblical Referencesp. 271
Index of Other Ancient Writingsp. 277
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