The Mystery of Acts
Unraveling Its Story
By (author) Richard I. Pervo
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Mystery of Acts by Richard I. Pervo
Book DescriptionThe author of "Acts" unwittingly committed a near-perfect crime: He told his story so well that all rival accounts vanished with but the faintest of traces. And thus future generations were left with no documents that recount the history of the early Christian tradition - because "Acts" is not history. According to Richard Pervo, '"Acts" is a beautiful house that readers may happily admire, but it is not a home in which the historian can responsibly live'. Luke did not even aspire to write history but rather told his story to defend the gentile communities of his day as the legitimate heirs of Israelite religion. In "The Mystery of Acts", Pervo explores the problem of history in "Acts" by asking, and answering, the fundamental questions: Who wrote "Acts"? Where was "Acts" written? When was "Acts" written? Why was "Acts" written? How was "Acts" written? The result is a veritable tour-de-force that enlightens, entertains, and brings "Acts" to life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781598150124
(228mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Polebridge Press
Publisher: Polebridge Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard I. Pervo
Gospel of Luke, Paperback (February 2014)» View all books by Richard I. Pervo
What prompted the anonymous author of Luke to edit his sources--Mark and Q--and retell the story of Jesus? Using the Scholars Version translation that is true to the everyday Greek of the gospel writers, Pervo explores the who, when, where, why, and how of the Gospel of Luke. Includes the Greek text, introduction, notes, and cross-references.
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Author Biography - Richard I. Pervo
Richard I. Pervo is the author of several books on Acts including Profit with Delight: The Literary Genre of the Acts of the Apostles (1987), Luke's Story of Paul (1990), Rethinking the Unity of Luke and Acts (with Mikeal A. Parsons, 1993), Dating Acts: Between the Evangelists and the Apologists (2006), and Acts. A Commentary (Hermeneia, 2008).
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