By Darrell L. Bock
This groundbreaking paintings by way of Darrell Bock completely explores the theology of Luke’s gospel and the publication 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 might be God’s humans even in the course of a adversarial world. it's a message the church nonetheless wishes today. Bock either covers significant Lukan subject matters and units forth the unique contribution of Luke-Acts to the recent testomony and the canon of Scripture, supplying readers with an in-depth and holistic snatch of Lukan theology within the greater context of the Bible.
I. Howard Marshall: “A extraordinary fulfillment that are meant to develop into the 1st port of demand scholars during this primary region of latest testomony Theology.”
Craig S. Keener: “Bock’s very good exploration of Luke’s theological strategy and issues meets an enormous want in Lukan theology.”
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Add to this a renewed Jewish concern for a clear identity coming out of those past conflicts leading to the highlighting of distinctive practices, and the sources of tension are clear . The pious Jewish desire to show oneself faithful to covenant and Torah in a distinctive lifestyle of worship enables one to appreciate how the inclusion of Gentiles in the people of God could be controversial . In the era before Jesus’ ministry, a distance had obtained between pious Jews and Gentiles . In this context, one can understand how bringing these people together would have been difficult, requiring careful explanation .
It is a message that still fits the church today . It is why LukeActs occupies such a large portion of the NT and why the church cannot neglect its message . indd 30 9/15/11 9:44 AM Chapter 2 The Context of Luke-Acts: A Short Introduction Bibliography For this listing I highlight the key commentaries that also have introductory discussions . Barrett, C . K . A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles I: Preliminary Introduction and Commentary on Acts I – XIV . ICC . Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1994 .
Wilson; Philadelphia: Westminster/Oxford: Blackwell, 1971); M . D . ; JSNTSup 20; Sheffield: JSOT, 1989); Esler, Community and Gospel in Luke-Acts . 38 . Marshall, Luke: Historian and Theologian, 21 – 76 . 39 . Hengel, Acts and the History of Earliest Christianity, vii, 3 – 49; Hemer, Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History . Hemer’s entire monograph is dedicated to showing Luke’s care in details found in Acts . 40 . C . W . Fornara, The Nature of History in Ancient Greece and Rome (Berkeley: Univ .