History, Literature, and Society in the Book of Acts

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Ben Witherington, III, Witherington, III (Ben)
Cambridge University Press, May 9, 1996 - Religion - 374 pages
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These seminal essays introduce the reader to the interdisciplinary approach of 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 not always 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 biblical studies with contributions from leading scholars in the Old and New Testaments and the history of antiquity.

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Part II Historical and Thelogica Difficulties in Acts
Part III Issues of Literary criticism

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