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History, Literature and Society in the Book

Ben Witherington

History, Literature and Society in the Book

Ben Witherington

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These seminal essays introduce the reader to the interdisciplinary approach of recent New Testament scholarship which is affecting the way the Book of Acts is studied and interpreted. Insights from the social sciences, narratological studies, Greek and Roman rhetoric and history, and classics, set the Acts of the Apostles in its original historical, literary and social context; these methods of interpretation have only recently been applied to biblical study in a systematic way. The discussions from a shared general perspective range over genre and method, historical and theological problems, and issues of literary criticism. History, Literature and Society in the Book of Acts is an interesting and valuable overview of some of the chief preoccupations of current biblical studies with contributions from leading scholars in the Old and New Testaments and the history of antiquity.

- Publisher These essays use an interdisciplinary approach for recent Book of Acts scholarship. Insights from the social sciences, narratological studies, Greek and Roman rhetoric and history, and classics, set Acts in its original historical, literary and social context. These methods of interpretation have only recently been applied to Acts in a systematic way. This is a valuable overview of some of the chief preoccupations of current biblical studies from leading scholars in Old and New Testament studies and the history of antiquity.

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About "History, Literature and Society in the Book"

These seminal essays introduce the reader to the interdisciplinary approach of recent New Testament scholarship which is affecting the way the Book of Acts is studied and interpreted. Insights from the social sciences, narratological studies, Greek and Roman rhetoric and history, and classics, set the Acts of the Apostles in its original historical, literary and social context; these methods of interpretation have only recently been applied to biblical study in a systematic way. The discussions from a shared general perspective range over genre and method, historical and theological problems, and issues of literary criticism. History, Literature and Society in the Book of Acts is an interesting and valuable overview of some of the chief preoccupations of current biblical studies with contributions from leading scholars in the Old and New Testaments and the history of antiquity.
- Publisher

These essays use an interdisciplinary approach for recent Book of Acts scholarship. Insights from the social sciences, narratological studies, Greek and Roman rhetoric and history, and classics, set Acts in its original historical, literary and social context. These methods of interpretation have only recently been applied to Acts in a systematic way. This is a valuable overview of some of the chief preoccupations of current biblical studies from leading scholars in Old and New Testament studies and the history of antiquity.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Ben Witherington

Ben Witherington III (Ph.D., University of Durham, England) is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland

He is the author of many books on the New Testament, including Women and the Genesis of Christianity (Cambridge University Press); Jesus the Sage (Fortress Press); The Jesus Quest (InterVarsity Press) and The Paul Quest (InterVarsity Press). With Hershel Shanks he is coauthor of The Brother of Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco), a book on the controversial James ossuary. A frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com, Witherington has also appeared on numerous TV news programs such as Dateline, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the Peter Jennings ABC special Jesus and Paul--The Word and the Witness.

Dr Witherington has written a commentary on every book of the New Testament in a wide variety of series.

Table Of Contents

  • An Invitation To The Reader
  • Part I. Issues Of Genre And Method: 1. In The Shadow Of Thucydides W. J.
  • Mccoy
  • 2. How History Should Be Written C. K. Barrett
  • 3. The Acts Of The Apostles: Monograph Or Bios? C. H. Talbert
  • 4. The Preface To Acts And The Historians L. C. A. Alexander
  • 5. The Future Of The Past J. Jervell
  • Part Ii. Historical And Theological Difficulties In Acts: 6. Acts 6.1-8.4:
  • Division Or Diversity? C. C. Hill
  • 7. James And The Gentiles (acts 15.13-21) R. Bauckham
  • 8. Kerygmatic Summaries In The Speeches Of Acts R. Bauckham
  • 9. The 'script' Of The Scriptures In Acts: Suffering As God's 'plan' With
  • The World For The 'release Of Sins' D. P. Moessner
  • 10. Luke's Social Location Of Paul: Cultural Anthropology And The Status
  • Of Paul In Acts J. H. Neyrey
  • Part Iii. Issues Of Literary Criticism: 11. Internal Repetition In
  • Luke-acts: Contemporary Narratology And Lukan Historiography J. B. Green
  • 12. Luke's Characterising Use Of The Old Testament In The Book Of Acts B.
  • T. Arnold
  • 13. Editing The Good News: Some Synoptic Lessons For The Study Of Acts Ben
  • Witherington, Iii
  • 14. The Means Of Absent Ends W. F. Brosend.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 99484
  • Product Code 0521495202
  • EAN 9780521495202
  • Pages 396
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date May 1996
  • Dimensions 224 x 148 x 26 mm
  • Weight 0.634kg

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