The Divine in Acts and in Ancient Historiography Paperback

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The Divine in Acts and in Ancient Historiography

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Scott Shauf compares the portrayal of the divine in Acts with portrayals of the divine in other ancient historiographical writings, the latter including Jewish and wider Greco-Roman historiographical traditions. The divine may be represented as a single deity (in Judaism) or many (in Greek and Roman traditions) and also includes representations of angels, God's spirit, Jesus as a divine figure, or forces with divine status such as fate, chance, and providence. Shauf's particular interest is in how the divine is represented as involved in history, through themes including the nature of divine retribution, the partiality or impartiality of the divine toward different sets of people, and the portrayal of divine control over seemingly purely natural and human events. Acts is shown to be engaging historiographical traditions of the author's own day but also contributing unique historiographical perspectives. The way history is written in Acts and in the other writings is shown to be intimately tied to the understanding of the role of the divine in history.

The Divine in Acts and in Ancient Historiography by Scott Shauf was published by Fortress Press,U.S. in January 2015. The ISBN for The Divine in Acts and in Ancient Historiography is 9781451484779.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFortress Press,U.S. (January 2015)
Weight303g
Number of Pages224
Thickness21 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781451484779
ISBN-101451484771
Product Code4307242
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