Luke the Historian in Light of Research

Author: Archibald Thomas Robertson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532645775

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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“The work of the last fifteen years has created new interest in the writings of Luke. The relation of Luke’s Gospel to Mark’s Gospel and the Logia of Jesus has sharply defined his own critical methods and processes. The researches of Harnack, Hobart, and Ramsay have restored the credit of Luke with many critics who had been carried away by the criticism of Baur, and who looked askance upon the value of Luke as the historian of early Christianity. It has been like mining—digging now here, now there. The items in Luke’s books that were attacked have been taken up one by one. The work has been slow and piecemeal, of necessity. But it is now possible to gather together into a fairly complete picture the results. It is a positively amazing vindication of Luke. The force of the argument is cumulative and tremendous. One needs to have the patience to work through the details with candor and a willingness to see all the facts with no prejudice against Luke or against the supernatural origin of Christianity.” —From the Preface

The Hermeneutics of Social Identity in Luke-Acts

Author: Nickolas A. Fox

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725278650

Category: Religion

Page: 310

View: 6912


Luke-Acts presents a vision of the kingdom of God and the early church in a program of decentralization, that is, a movement away from the centralized power structures of Judaism. Decentralization of the temple, land, purity laws, and even the people that seem to possess the power early in Acts (i.e., Peter and the other apostles) makes room for a move of radical inclusion. Luke demonstrates the Holy Spirit as the prime initiator of outward expansion of the kingdom of God, radically including and welcoming God-fearers, gentiles, an Ethiopian eunuch, and more. Fox argues that Luke-Acts is purposed to create social identity in God-fearing readers using the rhetorical tools of the first century to communicate prescribed beliefs and norms, promise and fulfillment, and prototypes and exemplars. Each of these elements is examined and traced through Luke's two-volume work.

Luke the Historian in the Light of Research (Classic Reprint)

Author: A. T. Robertson

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780266463115

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 1524


Excerpt from Luke the Historian in the Light of Research The work of the last fifteen years has created new interest in the writings of Luke. The relation of Luke's Gospel to Mark's Gospel and the Logia of Jesus has sharply defined his own critical methods and processes. The researches of Har nack, Hobart, and Ramsay have restored the credit of Luke with many critics who had been carried away by the criticism of Baur, and who looked askance upon the value of Luke as the historian of early Christianity. It has been like mining digging now here, now there. The items in Luke's books that were attacked have been taken up one by one. The work has been slow and piecemeal, of necessity. But it is now possible to gather together into a fairly complete picture the results. It is a positively amazing vindication of Luke. The force of the argument is cumulative and tremendous. One needs to have the patience to work through the details with candor and a Willingness to see all the facts with no prejudice against Luke or against the supernatural origin of Christianity. It is not claimed that every difficulty in Luke's books has been solved, but so many have been triumphantly removed that Luke is entitled to the benefit of the doubt in the rest or at any rate to patience on our part till further research can make a report. Luke should at least be treated as fairly as Thucydides or Polybius when he makes a statement that as yet has no other support or seems in conflict with other writers. Modern scholars are no longer on the defensive about Luke. His books can be used with confidence. The work of research has thrown light in every direction and the story is fascinating to every lover of truth. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Harmony of the Gospels for Students of the Life of Christ

Author: A. T. Robertson,John Albert Broadus

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 377

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "A Harmony of the Gospels for Students of the Life of Christ" (Based on the Broadus Harmony in the Revised Version) by A. T. Robertson, John Albert Broadus. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

A History of the Interpretation of the Acts of the Apostles

Author: W. Ward Gasque

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1579104495

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 3975


An updated revision of the author's work, A History of the Criticism of the Acts of the Apostles, Gasque explores the credibility of recent interpretations of the book of Acts.

Pentecostals in the 21st Century

Author: Corneliu Constantineanu,Christopher James Scobie

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498240658

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 9374


A little over one hundred years ago the Holy Spirit breathed a fresh awakening into little communities in Topeka, Kansas (1901) and then on Azusa Street in California (1906). Over the past century this spiritual awakening has touched every country on the globe. By 2014 there were 631 million Pentecostals in the world, comprising a quarter of all Christians, and that number is forecast to grow to 800 million by 2025. This book offers a window into some of the unique features of this phenomenal movement through expert contributions from some of the world's preeminent Pentecostal theologians. It presents a Pentecostal perspective on important theological themes that pastors, theologians, and lay leaders are grappling with in the twenty-first century.

Acts Within Diverse Frames of Reference

Author: Thomas E. Phillips

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0881461652

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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This is a fresh analysis of the ""Acts of the Apostles"". New Testament scholars often proceed with their work as if their methods and areas of inquiry were predetermined. This work provides three important services for New Testament study, and ""Acts"" scholarship in particular. First, the work surveys contemporary ""Acts"" scholarship on two important topics of the day: the genre of ""Acts"" and issues of wealth and poverty in ""Luke-Acts"". Second, this volume provides a careful analysis of the process of interpretation and calls for greater self-awareness among critical readers of ""Acts"". Third, this book urges scholars to open themselves to new and broader areas of inquiry in the study of ""Acts"". Anyone interested in the New Testament, Christian origins, or the early church will benefit from this study of the ""Acts of the Apostles"".

The Portrait of Philip in Acts

Author: F. Scott Spencer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850753407

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 909


Appraisals of early Christian leaders in Acts typically neglect or minimize the contribution of Philip the evangelist. This study establishes Philip's pivotal place in the overall structure of Luke-Acts, stressing the significance of his roles as the first missionary to the marginalized Samaritians and 'God-fearers' of a charismatic prophet in the tradition of Moses and Elijah, and a versatile servant in both domestic/diaconal and itinerant/kerygmatic capacities. This investigation utilizes close literary analysis of the Lukan narrative informed by social-historical assessments of the ancient Mediterranean world to create a comprehensive, multidimensional portrait of Philip in Acts.

Themelios, Volume 43, Issue 1

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532656939

Category: Religion

Page: 170

View: 2936


Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary