First Christian Historian Hardback

Writing the 'Acts of the Apostles'

by Daniel Marguerat;


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First Christian Historian

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As the first historian of Christianity, Luke's reliability is vigorously disputed among scholars. The author of the Acts is often accused of being a biased, imprecise, and anti-Jewish historian who created a distorted portrait of Paul. Daniel Marguerat tries to avoid being caught in this true/false quagmire when examining Luke's interpretation of history. Instead he combines different tools - reflection upon historiography, the rules of ancient historians and narrative criticism - to analyse the Acts and gauge the historiographical aims of their author. Marguerat examines the construction of the narrative, the framing of the plot and the characterization, and places his evaluation firmly in the framework of ancient historiography, where history reflects tradition and not documentation. This is a fresh and original approach to the classic themes of Lucan theology: Christianity between Jerusalem and Rome, the image of God, the work of the Spirit, the unity of Luke and the Acts.

First Christian Historian by Daniel Marguerat was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2002 and is our 59666th best seller. The ISBN for First Christian Historian is 9780521816502.

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Page last updated 14th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (September 2002)
Weight550g
Number of Pages312
Thickness21 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9780521816502
ISBN-100521816505
Product Code1007742
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