Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Acts
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About "Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Acts"
Like earlier volumes in the Social Science Commentary series, this volume situates Acts squarely in the cultural matrix of the first century Mediterranean world, elaborating its codes of patron and client, mediatorship, honor and shame, healing and sickening, wizardry and witchcraft accusations, and the understanding of the Spirit of God as well as deities and demons as personal causes of significant events.Part 1: Jesus First Command to the Twelve ? Their Activities Among Israelite Majority Populations (Acts 1:4-12:25)Part 2: Jesus Second Command to Saul/Paul ? His Activities Among Israelite Minority Populations (Acts 12:25-25:31)
Meet the Authors
Bruce J. Malina, STD, is professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Creighton University in Omaha. He is the author of numerous works, including The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology ( Louisville: Westminster/Knox, 3rd rev. ed., 2001); with John J. Pilch; Social Science Commentary on the Letters of Paul (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006); and with John J. Pilch, Social Science Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008).
John J Pilch
John J. Pilch is Professor of Biblical Studies at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.. His works include Healing in the New Testament (Fortress Press, 2000); Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Revelation (with Bruce J. Malina; Fortress Press, 2000) and Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Acts (with Bruce J. Malina; Fortress Press, 2009).