Item description for Witness to the Gospel: The Theology of Acts (Theology, Biblical Studies) by I. Howard Marshall & David Peterson...
Overview A distinguished group of scholars here provides a comprehensive survey of the theology of the early church as it is presented by the author of Acts. These twenty-five essays, designed to show the current state of scholarship in ways accessible to students of the New Testament, discuss the main themes in the theology of Acts: God's plan of salvation, the call of God and the spreading of the Word, the renewing work of the Holy Spirit, the relationship of Jews and Gentiles in the church, and more. The contributors are Stephen Barton, Hans Bayer, Craig Blomberg, Brad Bock, Peter Bolt, Doug Buckwalter, Brian Copper, Andrew Clark, Joel Greeen, G. Walter Hansen, I. howard Marshall, Heinz-Werner Neudorfer, John Nolland, David Seccombe, John Squires, Christoph Stenschke, Philip Towner, Max Turner, Robert Wall, abd Ben Witherington III.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 5.92" Height: 1.54" Weight: 2.06 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2000
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802844359 ISBN13 9780802844354
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More About I. Howard Marshall & David Peterson
I. Howard Marshall (1934-2015; PhD, University of Aberdeen) was emeritus professor of New Testament exegesis and honorary research professor at the University of Aberdeen. He authored or edited numerous books, including "Concordance to the Greek New Testament" (6th edition), "The Gospel of Luke" (NIGTC), "The Epistles of John" (NICNT), "A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles" (ICC), and "Acts" (TNTC).
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A text book that leads you to worship! Jun 21, 2000
I have rarely been brought to a point of worship while reading a theological text book, let alone while preparing for an assignment. But that's what happened reading through this excellent collection of essays on the book of Acts. Renowned New Testament commentator I.H. Marshall has put together a masterly series of perspectives on the wonderful, but often enigmatic, narrative book by Luke outlining the early days of the church. Each writer gives his unique perspective on various aspects of the book, such as historical accuracy, theology, and intended message. Particularly enlightening is Joel B. Green's essay on "God as Saviour", in which he argues that the "witnesses" of Acts are to proclaim not only the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but also its salvific significance as a work of the God of grace. Says Green on page 39: "Salvation is the coming of the kingdom of God to displace other kingdoms, and entails membership in the new community God is drawing together around Jesus." Keen theological insights and profound expositions of its literary structures make this collection on Acts more than a must-have for any student or teacher of the Biblical text - it is a doxological treat as well. I hope it gets you on your knees like it did me!