History, Literature, and Society in the Book of Acts
Edited by Ben Witherington
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History, Literature, and Society in the Book of Acts by Ben Witherington
Book DescriptionThese 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521046282
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ben Witherington
Jesus the Seer, Paperback (October 2014)
Scholars recognize that prophetic traditions, expressions, and experiences stand at the heart of most religions in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is no less true for the world of Judaism and Jesus. The author offers an extensive, cross-cultural survey of the broader expressions of prophecy in its ancient Mediterranean context.
Invitation to the New Testament, Hardback (January 2013)» View all books by Ben Witherington
The book offers a balanced approach, addressing the content, and interpretation of the New Testament in a faith-friendly light. Unique among other similar introductory textbooks, it gives a reading of the New Testament that keeps its original social and rhetorical contexts in mind.
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