By Darrell L. Bock
This groundbreaking paintings via 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 bring in 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 global. it's a message the church nonetheless wishes this present day. Bock either covers significant Lukan topics and units forth the targeted contribution of Luke-Acts to the hot testomony and the canon of Scripture, offering readers with an in-depth and holistic seize of Lukan theology within the better context of the Bible.
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Extra resources for A Theology of Luke and Acts: God's Promised Program, Realized for All Nations (Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series)
This is how the community is to function in a world that often rejects the message of Jesus and persecutes those who believe it . The power of God’s word and message are best displayed when those who are rejected faithfully and ethically live in a manner that reflects Christ’s own rejection and faithfulness . Power is best seen in dependent strength . Such strength measures effectiveness, not by the world’s standards of the use of power, but by faithful dependence on carrying out the call and mission of God with the character God seeks to form in his people .
I prefer to make a case and work in the third model . History and divine activity are not exclusive and walled-off categories, at least for those who are open to divine activity in the world . 45 . One can think of Paul or even the reports of how the women’s news about the empty tomb was initially received . These doubts do not give the sense of a created story since they make your leaders look so doubting and skeptical . They meet the criterion of embarrassment in terms of historical Jesus work .
23 . The 1 Clement 5 reference is vague and may not be to this scene, but to a later context or functions as a summary about Paul not from Acts . The other texts are better examples . 24 . Joseph A . Fitzmyer, The Gospel of Luke I – IX: Introduction, Translation and Notes (AB; Garden City: Doubleday, 1982), 53 – 57; F . F . Bruce, The Book of the Acts (rev . ; NICNT; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988), 6 – 13 (of Acts) . ” Three of these arguments are less than central . The suggestion that Paul needs time to emerge as a hero is not clear .
A Theology of Luke and Acts: God's Promised Program, Realized for All Nations (Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series) by Darrell L. Bock