The Acts of the Apostles: an Introduction and Study Guide Paperback

Taming the Tongues of Fire

by Shelly Matthews;


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The Acts of the Apostles: an Introduction and Study Guide

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The book of Acts opens with the dramatic story of tongues of flame descending upon believers at Pentecost and the prophecy of an egalitarian dispensation of the Spirit being fulfilled. Yet, as the narrative unfolds, we become aware of a tension between the socially egalitarian promise of the Pentecost story and the author's underlying concern to provide reassurance for his elite patron Theophilus that Jesus followers do not disturb the existing social order. In this guide, Acts is read as a struggle to tame the tongues of fire. Acts mutes the egalitarian promise of the Spirit through presenting an 'orderly account' (as its author calls it) of the Jesus movement that appeals to elite sensibilities. And, at the same time, the narrative contains contradictions, gaps and fissures that suggest the outlines of a more complex, and even subversive, religious movement.

The Acts of the Apostles: an Introduction and Study Guide by Shelly Matthews was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in January 2017. The ISBN for The Acts of the Apostles: an Introduction and Study Guide is 9780567671233.

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Page last updated 12th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (January 2017)
Weight190g
Number of Pages112
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567671233
ISBN-100567671232
Product Code4450453
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