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The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus (New Studies In Biblical Theology Series)

Alan Thompson

The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus (New Studies In Biblical Theology Series)

Alan Thompson

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When the book of Acts is mentioned, a cluster of issues inevitably springs to mind, including speaking in tongues and baptism with the Holy Spirit, church government and practice, and missionary methods and strategies. At the popular level at least, Acts is still often used more for answers to debates that were not necessarily Luke's concern than listened to for his own emphases.



Alan Thompson's aim is not to address such debates, but rather to offer a biblical-theological framework for interpreting the book of Acts, so that Luke's major themes may be identified and related to the book as a whole. He especially highlights Acts as an account of the 'continuing story' of God's saving purposes: Luke intends his work to be read in the light of Old Testament promises and the continuing reign of Christ in the inaugurated kingdom of God. In this light, Luke's key themes are better understood and integrated.



Furthermore, the emphasis on the kingdom of God is as relevant for Christians today as it was in the first century. All who follow the Lord Jesus this side of the cross and resurrection need to know that God is accomplishing his saving purposes even now through the reign of Christ.


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About "The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus (New Studies In Biblical Theology Series)"

When the book of Acts is mentioned, a cluster of issues inevitably springs to mind, including speaking in tongues and baptism with the Holy Spirit, church government and practice, and missionary methods and strategies. At the popular level at least, Acts is still often used more for answers to debates that were not necessarily Luke's concern than listened to for his own emphases.



Alan Thompson's aim is not to address such debates, but rather to offer a biblical-theological framework for interpreting the book of Acts, so that Luke's major themes may be identified and related to the book as a whole. He especially highlights Acts as an account of the 'continuing story' of God's saving purposes: Luke intends his work to be read in the light of Old Testament promises and the continuing reign of Christ in the inaugurated kingdom of God. In this light, Luke's key themes are better understood and integrated.



Furthermore, the emphasis on the kingdom of God is as relevant for Christians today as it was in the first century. All who follow the Lord Jesus this side of the cross and resurrection need to know that God is accomplishing his saving purposes even now through the reign of Christ.


-Publisher.


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When the book of Acts is mentioned, a cluster of issues spring to mind, including speaking in tongues and baptism with the Holy Spirit, church government and practice, and missionary methods and strategies. At the popular level, Acts is more often mined for answers to contemporary debates than heard for its natural inflections. Instead of using Acts as a prooftext, Alan Thompson brings a biblical-theological framework to the account to expose Luke's major themes as they relate to the book as a whole. With this framework in place, Thompson argues that Acts is an account of the 'continuing story' of God's saving purposes. Consequently we find that Luke wants to be read in light of the Old Testament promises and the continuing reign of Christ in the inaugurated kingdom. Read in this way as a snapshot of God's dynamic, unfolding kingdom, the book of Acts begins to regain the deep relevance it had in the first century.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Alan Thompson

Alan J. Thompson (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is lecturer in New Testament at Sydney Missionary and Bible College, Croydon, New South Wales, Australia.
He is the author of One Lord, One People: The Unity of the Church in Acts (Library of New Testament Studies, T & T Clark); The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus: Luke's Account of God's Unfolding Plan (New Studies in Biblical Theology, IVP), and Luke (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament, B&H Academic). He is currently working on a commentary on the book of Acts.

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  • Catalogue Code 332074
  • Product Code 9781844745357
  • ISBN 184474535X
  • EAN 9781844745357
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Biblical Theology
  • Publisher Apollos
  • Publication Date Jul 2011
  • Sales Rank #4303
  • Weight 0.316kg

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