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A Theology of Luke and Acts: God's Promised Program, by Darrell L. Bock

By Darrell L. Bock

This groundbreaking paintings by means of Darrell Bock completely explores the theology of Luke’s gospel and the ebook of Acts.  In his writing, Luke files the tale of God operating via Jesus to herald a brand new period of promise and Spirit-enablement in order that the folks of God should be God’s humans even in the course of a adverse world.  it's a message the church nonetheless wishes today.  Bock either covers significant Lukan issues and units forth the certain contribution of Luke-Acts to the recent testomony and the canon of Scripture, offering readers with an in-depth and holistic take hold of of Lukan theology within the better context of the Bible.


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Craig S. Keener:  “Bock’s very good exploration of Luke’s theological process and issues meets a massive desire in Lukan theology.”

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They tend to present a fundamental chronological outline of key periods starting either with the birth or the arrival on the public scene . Some ancient biographies engage in flashback from the hero’s death, although none of the gospels does this . Deeds tend to come with some sense of order, but teachings can be grouped together with less concern for chronological details . Such biographies often concentrate on the controversies surrounding the key figure, especially the events that lead to a dramatic death, if that is part of the history .

See my Acts, 444 – 45, for more details . indd 37 absence of any mention of Peter is a difficulty but solved by noting that the leadership in Jerusalem had already changed by this time and the famine relief was brought to these “elders” of the church . Schnabel goes on to suggest that the leaders discussed some issues here related to Gentile mission, but circumcision, a key topic of Acts 15, was not one of them . Another study by H . Zeigan, Aposteltreffen in Jerusalem: Eine forschungsgeschichtliche Studie zu Galater 2,1 – 10 und den möglichen lucanischen Parallelen (Arbeiten zur Bibel und ihrer Geschichte 18; Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2005), 463 – 84, also goes this way, with three of his four reasons largely parallel to Schnabel .

This section and the next two are updates of my discussion of introduction in my commentary on Acts, 24 – 28, 40 – 42 . 50 . A . ; Regensburger Neues Testament 5; Regensburg: Pustet, 1961), 94 – 104; Fitzmyer, Acts, 47 – 48 . 51 . W . C . van Unnik, “Luke’s Second Book and the Rules of Hellenistic Historiography,” in Les Actes des apôtres: Traditions, redaction, theologie (ed . J . Kremer; BETL 48; Louvain: Leuven Univ . Press, 1979), 37 – 60 . indd 46 that material; (7) correct disposition and ordering of the account; (8) lively narration; (9) moderation in topographical detail; and (10) the composition of speeches adapted to the orator and rhetorical situation .

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