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By Heidi J. Hornik, Mikeal C. Parsons

ISBN-10: 1405176350

ISBN-13: 9781405176354

Charting the theological and cultural efficiency of Acts around the timespan of Christian heritage, this paintings of profound scholarship finds the complete quantity of the hot testomony book’s spiritual, inventive, literary, and political influence.

  • Reveals the effect of Acts at key turning issues within the background of the Christian church
  • Traces the wealthy and sundry creative and cultural history rooted in Acts, from track to literature
  • Analyzes the political value of the publication as a touchstone within the church’s exterior relations
  • Provides exact remark at the exegesis of Acts down the centuries

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Just as we speak of the sun “rising”, even though we know that the earth is turning in relation to the sun, so ancient Jews were ­comfortable with the language of heavenly ascent without supposing that their god, and those who shared his habitation, were physically situated a few thousand feet above the surface of the earth. Second, and related to this, the language of “heaven” and “earth” … was regularly employed in a sophisticated theological manner, to denote the parallel and interlocking universes inhabited by the creator god on the one hand and humans on the other (2003, 655).

Eccl. 25; Dom. or. 32; Eleem. 25; Cyp. Pat. 16; cf. Bovon 2006). 150– ca. 185–235) also make use of Acts. A list of fourth‐century sources containing references to Acts is illustrative of the material available: Apollinaris of Laodicea (310–390), Athanasius (295–373), Basil the Great (329–379), Didymus the Blind (ca. 313–98), Eusebius (260–339), Ephrem the Syrian (c. 306–373), “Commentary on Acts”; John Chrysostom (347–407), Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles; among others. Later authors include Arator (sixth century) On the Acts of the Apostles.

1611 Declaration of Faith • 1612–1614 Propositions and Conclusions Concerning True Christian Religion • 1644 First London Baptist Confession • 1651 The Faith and Practice of Thirty Congregations • 1654 The True Gospel‐Faith Declared According to the Scriptures • 1656 The Somerset Confession of Faith • 1655 Midland Confession of Faith • 1660 The Standard Confession • 1678 The Orthodox Creed • 1689 Second London Baptist Confession We do not mean to imply that Acts does not play a significant role in creeds produced by other denominations.

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