The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography Hardback

by Sean A. Adams;


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The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography

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It is widely accepted by New Testament scholars that the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles probably originated as two parts of one work by a single author. In spite of this, the books have been assigned to very different genres: Luke is traditionally viewed as a biography of Jesus, and Acts as a history of the early church. Comparing in detail the structure and content of Acts with the formal features of history, novel, epic and biography, Sean Adams challenges this division. Applying both ancient and modern genre theory, he argues that the best genre parallel for the Acts of the Apostles is in fact collected biography. Offering a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of genre theory, along with an insightful argument regarding the composition and purpose of Acts, this book will be of interest to those studying the New Testament, Acts, genre theory and ancient literature.

The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography by Sean A. Adams was published by Cambridge University Press in October 2013. The ISBN for The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography is 9781107041042.

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Page last updated 1st December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (October 2013)
Weight540g
Number of Pages332
Thickness23 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9781107041042
ISBN-10110704104X
Product Code4076716
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