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This volume provides an introduction and engagement with the major critical issues in the study of Luke-Acts. As the study of Acts has become, once again, one of the major areas of focus within New Testament scholarship, this collection of essays presents an orientation to the major issues of Luke-Acts study, while providing fresh scholarship by senior scholars. This holistic overture addresses fundamental questions such as authorship, dating, textual concerns, sources, speeches and literary form(s).
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-160-7
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Gorgias Handbooks 26
Publication Date: Jun 19,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 356
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-160-7
$65.00

This volume provides an introduction and engagement with the major critical issues in the study of Luke-Acts. As the study of Acts has become, once again, one of the major areas of focus within New Testament scholarship, this collection of essays presents an orientation to the major issues of Luke-Acts study, while providing fresh scholarship by senior scholars. This holistic overture addresses fundamental questions such as authorship, dating, textual concerns, sources, speeches and literary form(s). Furthermore, theological topics, such as Christology, ecclesiology, pneumatology and missiology, as well as the portrayal of Paul, and the role of the Old Testament are discussed. Finally, the reception history of Acts and its influence on the development of the early “catholic” church is considered.

While this volume is primarily oriented towards students within seminary and post-grad programs to be used as an introductory text to either Luke or Acts, it also seeks to provide an opportunity for established scholars to expand upon previous scholarship and make a novel contribution to the various topics.

This volume provides an introduction and engagement with the major critical issues in the study of Luke-Acts. As the study of Acts has become, once again, one of the major areas of focus within New Testament scholarship, this collection of essays presents an orientation to the major issues of Luke-Acts study, while providing fresh scholarship by senior scholars. This holistic overture addresses fundamental questions such as authorship, dating, textual concerns, sources, speeches and literary form(s). Furthermore, theological topics, such as Christology, ecclesiology, pneumatology and missiology, as well as the portrayal of Paul, and the role of the Old Testament are discussed. Finally, the reception history of Acts and its influence on the development of the early “catholic” church is considered.

While this volume is primarily oriented towards students within seminary and post-grad programs to be used as an introductory text to either Luke or Acts, it also seeks to provide an opportunity for established scholars to expand upon previous scholarship and make a novel contribution to the various topics.

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Contributor Biography

Sean Adams

Sean A. Adams, PhD (Cand.) University of Edinburgh, has edited volumes on Greek epistolography and the relationship between Lucian in the New Testament and has published articles on the genre and Greek style of Luke and Acts.

Michael Pahl

F. Spencer

Karl Shuve

Brandon Crowe

Carl Toney

Kenneth Litwak

Frank Dicken

David Peterson

Dieter Roth

Larry Hurtado

Tommy Keene

Joseph Verheyden

Osvaldo Padilla

  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • Contributors (page 7)
  • Preface (page 11)
  • Abbreviations (page 13)
  • Introduction (page 17)
  • The Author and Date of Luke-Acts: Exploring the Options by Frank Dicken (page 23)
  • The Unity of Luke-Acts: One Work, One Author, One Purpose? by Joseph Verheyden (page 43)
  • The Text of Luke and Acts: Witnesses, Features, and the Significance of the Textual Traditions by Dieter T. Roth (page 67)
  • The Sources for Luke and Acts: Where Did Luke Get His Material (and Why Does it Matter)? by Brandon D. Crowe (page 89)
  • The Genre of Luke and Acts: The State of the Question by Sean A. Adams (page 113)
  • The Narrative of Luke-Acts: Getting to Know the Savior God by F. Scott Spencer (page 137)
  • The Use of the Old Testament in Luke-Acts: Luke's Scriptural Story of the "Things Accomplished Among Us" by Kenneth D. Litwak (page 163)
  • The Speeches in Acts: Historicity, Theology, and Genre by Osvaldo Padilla (page 187)
  • The Pneumatology of Luke-Acts: The Spirit of Prophecy Unleashed by David G. Peterson (page 211)
  • Christology in Acts: Jesus in Early Christian Belief and Practice by Larry W. Hurtado (page 233)
  • Paul in Acts: The Prophetic Portrait of Paul by Carl N. Toney (page 255)
  • The Patristic Reception of Luke and Acts: Scholarship, Theology, and Moral Exhortation in the Homilies of Origen and Chrysostom by Karl Shuve (page 279)
  • Luke-Acts and "Early Catholicism": Eschatological and Ecclesiological Trajectories in the Early Church by Thomas Keene (page 303)
  • Index of Scripture and Ancient Writings (page 327)
  • Index of Authors (page 349)
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