Ivp Ntc: Acts (Ivp New Testament Commentary Series)
If ever there was a hostile environment for the gospel, it was the strife-torn, ethnically diverse backwater of the Roman Empire known as Palestine following the ascension of Jesus. In the sequel to his Gospel, Luke tells how the Holy...
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If ever there was a hostile environment for the gospel, it was the strife-torn, ethnically diverse backwater of the Roman Empire known as Palestine following the ascension of Jesus.
In the sequel to his Gospel, Luke tells how the Holy Spirit transformed a ragtag band of believers into a unified, world-engaging church. Beginning from Jerusalem, they made converts throughout Judea, Samaria and the rest of the known world. Followers of Christ in our own increasingly post-modern, post-Christian culture can find here inspiration and insight that will aid them in their own witness to the unchanging Lord of life.
^^In this engaging, pastorally oriented commentary, readers will find an introduction with background material concerning authorship, date and purpose, as well as a summary of important theological themes. A passage-by-passage exposition follows that focuses on understanding what Luke had to say to his original readers in order to see its relevance for the church today. ^
William J. Larkin Jr (Ph.D., University of Durham) is Professor of New Testament and Greek, Columbia International University, Seminary and School of Missions. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, he is also the author of Greek is Great Gain: A Method for Exegesis and Exposition; Culture and Biblical Hermeneutics: Interpreting and Applying the Authoritative Word in a Relativistic Age; Acts (IVP New Testament Commentaries and Cornerstone Biblical Commentary); and Ephesians (Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament). He lives in Columbia, South Carolina.
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