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Acts / Willie James Jennings.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Belief (Series)Publisher: Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, [2017]Edition: First editionDescription: xvii, 289 pages ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780664234003
  • 0664234003
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 226.6/07 23
LOC classification:
  • BS2625.53 .J46 2017
Contents:
1:1-4:37 The revolution is here -- 5:1-9:43 The struggle of diaspora -- 10:1-15:41 The desire of God exposed -- 16:1-21:40 The spirit and the end of segregation -- 22:1-28:31 The disciple-citizen.
Summary: In this new commentary for the Belief series, award-winning author and theologian Willie James Jennings explores the relevance of the book of Acts for the struggles of today. While some see Acts as the story of the founding of the Christian church, Jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolution--life in the disrupting presence of the Spirit of God. According to Jennings, Acts is like Genesis, revealing a God who is moving over the land, "putting into place a holy repetition that speaks of the willingness of God to invade our every day and our every moment." He reminds us that Acts took place in a time of Empire, when the people were caught between diaspora Israel and the Empire of Rome. The spirit of God intervened, offering new life to both. Jennings shows that Acts teaches how people of faith can yield to the Spirit to overcome the divisions of our present world. -- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1:1-4:37 The revolution is here -- 5:1-9:43 The struggle of diaspora -- 10:1-15:41 The desire of God exposed -- 16:1-21:40 The spirit and the end of segregation -- 22:1-28:31 The disciple-citizen.

In this new commentary for the Belief series, award-winning author and theologian Willie James Jennings explores the relevance of the book of Acts for the struggles of today. While some see Acts as the story of the founding of the Christian church, Jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolution--life in the disrupting presence of the Spirit of God. According to Jennings, Acts is like Genesis, revealing a God who is moving over the land, "putting into place a holy repetition that speaks of the willingness of God to invade our every day and our every moment." He reminds us that Acts took place in a time of Empire, when the people were caught between diaspora Israel and the Empire of Rome. The spirit of God intervened, offering new life to both. Jennings shows that Acts teaches how people of faith can yield to the Spirit to overcome the divisions of our present world. -- Provided by publisher.

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