The Acts of the Apostles

The Acts of the Apostles

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qThis groundbreaking commentary is the first to provide a detailed social and rhetorical analysis of the book of Acts. Ben Witherington draws on the best new insights from a number of disciplines to provide readers with the benefits of recent innovative ways of analyzing the text of Acts. In addition, Witherington gives detailed attention to major theological and historical issues, including the question of the relationship of Acts to the Pauline letters, the question of early Christian history and how the church grew and developed, the relationship between early Judaism and early Christianity, and the relationship between Christians and the officials of the Roman Empire.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedPs. 17:7-8 LXX; T. Levi 3:9; Josephus, Ant. 7.76-77; Plutarch, Vita Publtca 9.6; Lucian, Menip. ... This is once again Lukea#39;s way of talking about prophetic inspiration and power in speaking and should not be taken as indicating something ... A momenta#39;s reflection on this latter story will remind us that God can use very flawed and unsanctified vessels to speak the divine word or perform a miraculous work.

Title:The Acts of the Apostles
Author: Ben Witherington
Publisher:Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 1998

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