The Acts of the Apostles Paperback

Interpretation, History and Theology

by Osvaldo Padilla;


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The Acts of the Apostles

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The book of Acts is a remarkable fusion of the historical and theological, and its account of the early church has fascinated theologians and biblical scholars for centuries.

Just who was the author of this work?

And what kind of book did he write? 

How do we classify its genre?

The Acts of the Apostles provides an advanced introduction to the study of Acts, covering important questions about authorship, genre, history and theology. Osvaldo Padilla explores fresh avenues of understanding by examining the text in light of the most recent research on the book of Acts itself, philosophical hermeneutics, genre theory and historiography. In addition, Padilla opens a conversation between the text of Acts and post-liberal theology, seeking a fully orbed engagement with Acts that is equally attuned to questions of interpretation, history and theology.

The Acts of the Apostles by Osvaldo Padilla was published by Apollos in April 2016. The ISBN for The Acts of the Apostles is 9781783594276.

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Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Abbreviations

1. Who Wrote Acts?
Who Was Luke?
How Important Is the Identity of the Author to Interpret Acts?
Conclusion

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
Conclusion

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 (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

Conclusions

Indexes

Specifications

Details for The Acts of the Apostles

Page last updated 16th March 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherApollos (April 2016)
Weight411g
Number of Pages288
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781783594276
ISBN-101783594276
Product Code4379622
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