By Darrell L. Bock
This groundbreaking paintings by means of Darrell Bock completely explores the theology of Luke’s gospel and the e-book of Acts. In his writing, Luke documents the tale of God operating via Jesus to herald a brand new period of promise and Spirit-enablement in order that the folk of God should be God’s humans even in the middle of a adverse world. it's a message the church nonetheless wishes today. Bock either covers significant Lukan subject matters and units forth the detailed contribution of Luke-Acts to the hot testomony and the canon of Scripture, supplying readers with an in-depth and holistic seize of Lukan theology within the better context of the Bible.
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50 Such “acts” often were designed to present the hero as a kind of divine man or at least a man sent from God . This genre normally details the hero’s acts, including miracles and anecdotes . It is likely that the title “Acts of the Apostles” was intended to highlight that the characters God uses in Acts are to be seen as sent from God . Acts, however, is less focused on individuals than it is on the selective presentation of the growth of the community and its message . The book moves from locale to locale as God directs, starting in Jerusalem and culminating in the travels of Paul to Rome .
Studies in Luke-Acts: Essays Presented in Honor of Paul Schubert (London: SPCK, 1966), 33 – 34, 47 – 48 . 7 . So Robert Jewett, A Chronology of Paul’s Life (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1979), 12 – 17 . 8 . Fitzmyer, Acts, 100 – 102 . indd 34 where the “voyage” is only noted and covers two verses (An Introduction to the New Testament [New York: Doubleday, 1997], 322 – 23) . 9 . Colin Hemer, The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1989), 317 – 19 . At one point Hemer concludes, “His examples are not necessarily representative, nor are they always taken correctly in context, nor are they subject to control, nor do they prove the conclusions he draws from them .
Fitzmyer, The Acts of the Apostles (AB 31; Garden City: Doubleday, 1998), 1 – 26 . 6 . Philip Vielhauer, “The Paulinism of the Acts of the Apostles,” in L . E . Keck and J . L . , Studies in Luke-Acts: Essays Presented in Honor of Paul Schubert (London: SPCK, 1966), 33 – 34, 47 – 48 . 7 . So Robert Jewett, A Chronology of Paul’s Life (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1979), 12 – 17 . 8 . Fitzmyer, Acts, 100 – 102 . indd 34 where the “voyage” is only noted and covers two verses (An Introduction to the New Testament [New York: Doubleday, 1997], 322 – 23) .
A Theology of Luke and Acts: God's Promised Program, Realized for All Nations by Darrell L. Bock