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World upside down : reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman age

Author: Christopher Kavin Rowe
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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No longer can Acts be seen as a simple apologia that articulates Christianity's harmlessness vis-a-vis Rome. Rather, in its attempt to form communities that witness to God's apocalypse, author Kavin Rowe argues, Luke's second volume is a highly charged and theologically sophisticated political document.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rowe, Christopher Kavin, 1974-
World upside down.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Kavin Rowe
ISBN: 9780199703333 0199703337 9781282335349 1282335340 9780199869459 0199869456 9780195377873 0195377877 9780199767618 0199767610
OCLC Number: 472871993
Description: 1 online resource (x, 300 pages)
Contents: 1. Reading Acts--
The Project--
The Premises--
Acts and the Ancient World--
Acts and the Reader--
Acts and Interpretation--
Acts and Modern Vocabulary--
The Hope--
2. Collision: Explicating Divine Identity--
Acts 14: Paul and Barnabas�Hermes and Zeus--
Acts 16: Power at Philippi--
Acts 17: Athens--
Acts 19: Ephesus--
Conclusion--
3. Dikaios: Rejecting Statecraft--
Roman Officials--
Gallio--
Claudius Lysias--
Felix--
Festus and Herod Agrippa II--
Conclusion --
4. World Upside Down: Practicing Theological KnowledgeAnother King--
Turning to Practice--
Confessing Jesus as Lord of All--
Universal Mission--
Christian Assembly--
Conclusion--
5. The Apocalypse of Acts and the Life of Truth--
Apocalypse to the Gentiles: The Lord of All--
The Politics of Truth--
Notes--
Select Bibliography--
Index of Scripture Citations--
Index of Ancient Sources--
Index of Modern Authors.
Responsibility: C. Kavin Rowe.
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No longer can Acts be seen as a simple apologia that articulates Christianity's harmlessness vis-a-vis Rome. Rather, in its attempt to form communities that witness to God's apocalypse, author Kavin Rowe argues, Luke's second volume is a highly charged and theologically sophisticated political document.

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a remarkable blend of biblical and historical scholarship, theological erudition and ethical reflection. Grant Macaskill, Journal for the Study of the New Testament

 
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