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Acts / William H. Willimon.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Interpretation, a Bible commentary for teaching and preachingPublication details: Atlanta : John Knox Press, ©1988.Description: viii, 197 pages ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 0804231192
  • 9780804231190
  • 9780664236250
  • 0664236251
  • 9780804231190
  • 0804231192
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 226/.607 19
LOC classification:
  • BS2625.3 .W56 1988
Other classification:
  • BC 4870
  • BS2625.3
Online resources:
Contents:
Introduction: -- What is an Acts? -- The purpose of Acts -- Dear Theophilus -- The presence of Christ in Acts -- The position of Acts -- Preaching in Acts -- Commentary -- Prologue: Acts 1:1-26: -- pt. 1. Witness in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria--Acts 2:1-9:43: -- The community is born: What happened on Pentecost? (2:1-47) -- What does the gospel do? (3:1--4:31) -- Challenges within and without (4:32--6:7) -- The story of Stephen (6:8--8:3) -- Witness beyond Jerusalem (8:3--9:43) -- pt. 2. Witness to the gentiles: Acts 10:1-19:20: -- The Gentile mission begins (10:1--14:28) -- Success in mission, trouble at home (15:1-35) -- Work among the churches (15:36--19:20) -- pt. 3. The final journey: Acts 19:21-38:31: -- Encouraging the congregations (19:21--21:16) -- Paul's arrest and the journey to Rome (21:17--28:28[29] -- Preaching and teaching unhindered (28:30-31).
Summary: William Willimon combines the latest findings in Lukan scholarship with the pastoral, educational, and theological concerns of the local church to provide a new interpretation of Acts. He bases his commentary on the idea that the purpose of Acts was not to make Christianity acceptable to the Roman state but rather to preserve the integrity of the church against the onslaught of classical culture.
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre Main BS2625.3 .W55 1988 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 23-432

Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-197).

Introduction: -- What is an Acts? -- The purpose of Acts -- Dear Theophilus -- The presence of Christ in Acts -- The position of Acts -- Preaching in Acts -- Commentary -- Prologue: Acts 1:1-26: -- pt. 1. Witness in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria--Acts 2:1-9:43: -- The community is born: What happened on Pentecost? (2:1-47) -- What does the gospel do? (3:1--4:31) -- Challenges within and without (4:32--6:7) -- The story of Stephen (6:8--8:3) -- Witness beyond Jerusalem (8:3--9:43) -- pt. 2. Witness to the gentiles: Acts 10:1-19:20: -- The Gentile mission begins (10:1--14:28) -- Success in mission, trouble at home (15:1-35) -- Work among the churches (15:36--19:20) -- pt. 3. The final journey: Acts 19:21-38:31: -- Encouraging the congregations (19:21--21:16) -- Paul's arrest and the journey to Rome (21:17--28:28[29] -- Preaching and teaching unhindered (28:30-31).

William Willimon combines the latest findings in Lukan scholarship with the pastoral, educational, and theological concerns of the local church to provide a new interpretation of Acts. He bases his commentary on the idea that the purpose of Acts was not to make Christianity acceptable to the Roman state but rather to preserve the integrity of the church against the onslaught of classical culture.

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