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Acts : Socio-Rhetorical Commentary

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by Ben Witherington III

    • Author

      Ben Witherington III

    • Book Format

      book (details unknown)

    • Publisher

      Eerdmans Publishing Company

    • Published

      October 1997

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    Acts : Socio-Rhetorical Commentary

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    Like Ben Witherington’s previous commentary Conflict and Community in Corinth, this commentary breaks fresh ground in providing a detailed social and rhetorical analysis of the book of Acts.

    Written in a readable style, with more detailed interaction with scholarly discussion found in the various excursuses, this commentary draws on the best new insights from a number of disciplines (narratological studies of Luke-Acts, archaeological and social scientific study of the New Testament, rhetorical analysis of Acts, comparative studies in ancient historiography) to provide the reader with the benefits of recent innovative ways of analyzing the text of Acts.

    In addition there is 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 Christianity and the officials of the Roman Empire.

    Acts is seen as a historical monograph with affinities with the approaches of serious Greek historians such as Thucydides and Polybius in terms of methodology, and affinities with some forms of Jewish historiography (including Old Testament history) in terms of content or subject matter.

    The book is illustrated with various pictures and charts, which help to bring to light the character and setting of these narratives.

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    • Author

      Ben Witherington III

    • Book Format

      book (details unknown)

    • Publisher

      Eerdmans Publishing Company

    • Published

      October 1997

    • Weight

      1294g

    • Page Count

      874

    • Dimensions

      162 x 234 x 49 mm

    • ISBN

      9780802845016

    • ISBN-10

      0802845010

    • Eden Code

      117385

    More Information

    • Author/Creator: Ben Witherington III

    • ISBN: 9780802845016

    • Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company

    • Release Date: October 1997

    • Weight: 1294g

    • Dimensions: 162 x 234 x 49 mm

    • Eden Code: 117385


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