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The Book of Acts in Its Ancient Literary Setting : The Book of Acts in its first-century setting - Bruce W. Winter

The Book of Acts in Its Ancient Literary Setting

The Book of Acts in its first-century setting

By: Bruce W. Winter (Editor), Andrew D. Clarke (Editor)

Paperback Published: November 1993
ISBN: 9780802824332
Number Of Pages: 492

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This Prodigious New Six-Volume series presents the results of interdisciplinary research between New Testament, Jewish, and classical scholarship. Working to place the Book of Acts within its first-century setting, well-known historians and biblical scholars from Australia, the United States, Canada, Russia, and the United Kingdom have collaborated here to provide a stimulating new study that replaces The Beginnings of Christianity and other older studies on Acts. Starting with the understanding that the Book of Acts is rooted within the setting of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean in the first century A.D., this comprehensive series provides a multifaceted approach to the Acts of the Apostles in its literary, regional, cultural, ideological, and theological contexts. The composition of Acts is discussed beside the writing of ancient literary monographs and intellectual biographies. Recent epigraphic and papyrological discoveries also help illumine the text of Acts. Archaeological fieldwork, especially in Greece and Asia Minor, has yielded valuable information about the local setting of Acts and the religious life of urban communities in the Roman Empire. These volumes draw on the best of this research to elucidate the Book of Acts against the background of activity in which early Christianity was born. The Book of Acts in Its Ancient Literary Setting is the first volume in this groundbreaking series. The book includes fourteen chapters devoted to the literary framework that undergirds the Book of Acts. Topics include the text as an historical monograph, ancient rhetoric and speeches, the Pauline corpus, biblical history, subsequent ecclesiastical histories, and modernliterary method. All of these chapters arise out of a consultation by the project's scholars at Cambridge in March 1993.

Edwin A. Judge ""The Book of Acts in Its Ancient Literary Setting"offers a number of quite fresh approaches to Acts. . . A dozen different genres or types of document are explored here, resulting in a rich mix of options. Acts emerges from its isolation into a world of contemporary rhetoric and recording. This work lifts the study of Acts onto a new, much ore contextual plane. . . A most attractive entr?e to a promising series."Martin Hengel "An important contribution to a new and better understanding of Luke's Acts in its true literary and historical context. This work is coming at just the right time, when a change in the older pseudo-critical but (in reality) unhistorical assessment of Luke is becoming visible. It shows that Luke is a real Hellenistic historian writing a monograph about the history of a new messianic Jewish sect called 'Christians'. This group of highly qualified authors gives a convincing overview from quite different perspectives, helping us to do more justice to Luke and to better understand this fascinating early Christian author."" Edwin A. Judge ""The Book of Acts in Its Ancient Literary Setting"offers a number of quite fresh approaches to Acts. . . A dozen different genres or types of document are explored here, resulting in a rich mix of options. Acts emerges from its isolation into a world of contemporary rhetoric and recording. This work lifts the study of Acts onto a new, much ore contextual plane. . . A most attractive entr?e to a promising series." Martin Hengel "An important contribution to a new and better understanding of Luke's Acts in its true literary and historical context. This work is coming at just the right time, when a change in the older pseudo-critical but (in reality) unhistorical assessment of Luke is becoming visible. It shows that Luke is a real Hellenistic historian writing a monograph about the history of a new messianic Jewish sect called 'Christians'. This group of highly qualified authors gives a convincing overview from quite different perspectives, helping us to do more justice to Luke and to better understand this fascinating early Christian author.""

Prefacep. ix
Acts And The Ancient Historical Monographp. 1
Acts And Ancient Intellectual Biographyp. 31
Acts And Biblical Historyp. 65
The Motif Of Fulfilment And The Purpose of Luke-Actsp. 83
The Acts Of Paul As A Sequel To Actsp. 105
Acts And Subsequent Ecclesiastical Historiesp. 153
Acts And The 'Former Treatise'p. 163
Acts And The Pauline Corpus I: Ancient Literary Parallelsp. 183
Acts And The Pauline Corpus II. The Evidence Of Parallelsp. 215
Public Speaking And Published Accountsp. 259
Official Proceedings And The Forensic Speeches In Acts 24-26p. 305
Acts Against The Background Of Classical Rhetoricp. 337
Acts And Modern Literary Approachesp. 381
Acts And The Problem Of Its Textsp. 415
Indexes
Biblical Referencesp. 445
Ancient Authorsp. 457
Modern Authorsp. 466
Subjectsp. 474
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ISBN: 9780802824332
ISBN-10: 0802824331
Series: The Book of Acts in its first-century setting : Book 1
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 492
Published: November 1993
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.78