Only when we grasp the need for true repentance can we fully understand the gospel Jesus preached. In this NSBT volume, Michael Ovey comments on the relevant biblical material in Luke–Acts and systematic-theological aspects of repentance, then gives a pastoral theology for the corporate life of the people of God today with regard to self-righteousness, hypocrisy, humility, forgiveness, and justice.
Who was Priscilla? Ben Witherington combines biblical scholarship and winsome storytelling to give readers a vivid picture of this important New Testament woman. In this work of historical fiction, Priscilla's story makes the first-century biblical world come alive as she looks back on her long life and remembers the ways she has participated in the early church.
Osvaldo Padilla explores fresh avenues of understanding the book of Acts by examining the text in light of the most recent research on the book itself, philosophical hermeneutics, genre theory and historiography. This advanced introduction to the study of Acts covers important questions about authorship, genre, history, theology, and interpretation.
Providing an accurate, balanced and holistic picture of the church's monumental first years as told in the book of Acts, I. Howard Marshall focuses on Luke's role as a historian, literary artist and theologian as he tells of the fledgling church's quest to partner with the Holy Spirit to proclaim the gospel to the ends of the earth.
If there ever was an environment hostile to the gospel, it was strife-torn Palestine after the ascension of Jesus. And yet this is the stage on which the epochal events of Acts are played out. William Larkin's exposition highlights the places where Luke's account speaks to our skeptical twenty-first century culture.
The Spirit moves the church into the world. What can the book of Acts tell us about how the church should operate today? John Stott describes the Spirit-motivated, world-changing mission of the early church and applies its experiences to the modern issues that churches face every day.
Instead of using Acts as a prooftext for contemporary debates about speaking in tongues or church government, this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume offers a biblical-theological framework meant to expose Luke's own purposes and themes. We find that Luke wanted to be read in light of both the Old Testament promises and the reign of Christ in the inaugurated kingdom of God.
Capturing important insights from Paul's speech to the multicultural and multireligious city of Athens in Acts 17, Paul Copan and Kenneth Litwak seek to enhance and embolden the church's witness in today's pluralistic society by helping us point contemporary Athenians beyond "an unknown God" to the God and Father of Jesus Christ.
While at least forty early church authors commented on Acts, the works of only three survive in their entirety—John Chrysostom's, Bede the Venerable's and a long Latin epic poem by Arator. This patristic commentary edited by Francis Martin contains selections from all three plus timelines, fragments of other writings and biographies of early church writers.
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