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The Acts of the Apostles : A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary :  A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary - Ben Witherington

The Acts of the Apostles : A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary

A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary

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This groundbreaking commentary is the first to provide a detailed social and rhetorical analysis of the book of Acts. At the same time it gives detailed attention to major theological and historical issues.

Andrews University Seminary Studies "There is much that is praiseworthy in this commentary. The helpful 'Closer Look' discussions, references, and extensive bibliography (35 pages of sources), and various discussions of opposing positions, make the work a worthwhile addition to the NT scholar's library. . . This commentary on Acts is a piece of exciting writing and loaded with great alliteration. While its nine-hundred-plus pages do not make it a convenient document to carry around for in-between reading, scholars, seminary students, pastors, and educated laypersons would do well to have a copy on their library shelves."Currents in Theology and Mission "An excellent commentary for extended personal or classroom study of Luke as a rhetorician and historian and for detailed analysis of Acts."Internationale Zeitschriftenschau fur Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete (IZBG) "This is the most complete and up-to-date commentary on the book of Acts currently available."The Bible Today "Massive and richly documented. . . The reader will find here a wealth of information and a cogent and well-balanced commentary on the text, including its theological significance. . . Students of the New Testament and the informed lay reader will benefit greatly from this illuminating commentary."Themelios "An outstanding summary of scholarship on Acts. . . Theological students who want a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of Acts research from an evangelical perspective will find it here."Biblica "This impressive commentary on the Acts of the Apostles exemplifies Professor Witherington's usual close and cautious reading of the biblical text with careful research in and response to relevant secondary literature. Overall, it is thorough, thoughtful, and balanced, though grounded without apology in his Christian faith perspective on the issues raised by the text."" Andrews University Seminary Studies -There is much that is praiseworthy in this commentary. The helpful 'Closer Look' discussions, references, and extensive bibliography (35 pages of sources), and various discussions of opposing positions, make the work a worthwhile addition to the NT scholar's library. . . This commentary on Acts is a piece of exciting writing and loaded with great alliteration. While its nine-hundred-plus pages do not make it a convenient document to carry around for in-between reading, scholars, seminary students, pastors, and educated laypersons would do well to have a copy on their library shelves.-Currents in Theology and Mission -An excellent commentary for extended personal or classroom study of Luke as a rhetorician and historian and for detailed analysis of Acts.-Internationale Zeitschriftenschau fur Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete (IZBG) -This is the most complete and up-to-date commentary on the book of Acts currently available.-The Bible Today -Massive and richly documented. . . The reader will find here a wealth of information and a cogent and well-balanced commentary on the text, including its theological significance. . . Students of the New Testament and the informed lay reader will benefit greatly from this illuminating commentary.-Themelios -An outstanding summary of scholarship on Acts. . . Theological students who want a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of Acts research from an evangelical perspective will find it here.-Biblica -This impressive commentary on the Acts of the Apostles exemplifies Professor Witherington's usual close and cautious reading of the biblical text with careful research in and response to relevant secondary literature. Overall, it is thorough, thoughtful, and balanced, though grounded without apology in his Christian faith perspective on the issues raised by the text.- Andrews University Seminary Studies "There is much that is praiseworthy in this commentary. The helpful 'Closer Look' discussions, references, and extensive bibliography (35 pages of sources), and various discussions of opposing positions, make the work a worthwhile addition to the NT scholar's library. . . This commentary on Acts is a piece of exciting writing and loaded with great alliteration. While its nine-hundred-plus pages do not make it a convenient document to carry around for in-between reading, scholars, seminary students, pastors, and educated laypersons would do well to have a copy on their library shelves." Currents in Theology and Mission "An excellent commentary for extended personal or classroom study of Luke as a rhetorician and historian and for detailed analysis of Acts." Internationale Zeitschriftenschau fur Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete (IZBG) "This is the most complete and up-to-date commentary on the book of Acts currently available." The Bible Today "Massive and richly documented. . . The reader will find here a wealth of information and a cogent and well-balanced commentary on the text, including its theological significance. . . Students of the New Testament and the informed lay reader will benefit greatly from this illuminating commentary." Themelios "An outstanding summary of scholarship on Acts. . . Theological students who want a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of Acts research from an evangelical perspective will find it here." Biblica "This impressive commentary on the Acts of the Apostles exemplifies Professor Witherington's usual close and cautious reading of the biblical text with careful research in and response to relevant secondary literature. Overall, it is thorough, thoughtful, and balanced, though grounded without apology in his Christian faith perspective on the issues raised by the text.""

Foreword
Abbreviations of Periodicals and Other Reference Works
Bibliography
The Acts of the Apostles: An Introductionp. 1
Prologue and Recapitulation (Acts 1:1-14)p. 105
The Rhetoric of Replacement (Acts 1:15-26)p. 115
Pentecost: The Medium, the Message, and the Manifestations (Acts 2:1-47)p. 128
The Mighty Work, the Mighty Word, the Mighty Ones (Acts 3:1-4:22)p. 164
Prayer, Possessions, Persecution, and Proclamation (Acts 4:23-8:3)p. 199
Philip on the Fringes of Judaism (Acts 8:4-40)p. 279
Saul as the Salient Jewish Convert (Acts 9:1-31)p. 302
The Petrine Passages (Acts 9:32-11:18)p. 327
The Antioch Chronicles (Acts 11:19-15:35)p. 366
Making a Second Effort - The Second Missionary Journey (Acts 15:36-18:23)p. 471
The Third Wave - The Last Missionary Efforts (Acts 18:24-21:16)p. 562
The Trials of Paul (Acts 21:17-26:32)p. 642
The Journey to Rome (Acts 27:1-28:12)p. 754
All Roads Lead to ... (Acts 28:12-31)p. 783
Internal Clues of the Earliness of Galatiansp. 817
Salvation and Health in Christian Antiquity: The Soteriology of Luke-Acts in Its First-Century Settingp. 821
Index of Modern Authorsp. 844
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Literaturep. 856
Map of Paul's Missionary Journeysp. 875
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ISBN: 9780802845016
ISBN-10: 0802845010
Series: New Testament Commentary
Audience: General
Format: Not Supplied By Publisher
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 874
Published: November 1997
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.1  x 5.1
Weight (kg): 1.29