By Darrell L. Bock
This groundbreaking paintings via Darrell Bock completely explores the theology of Luke’s gospel and the booklet 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 may be God’s humans even in the middle of a adverse world. it's a message the church nonetheless wishes today. Bock either covers significant Lukan subject matters and units forth the specified contribution of Luke-Acts to the hot testomony and the canon of Scripture, delivering readers with an in-depth and holistic seize of Lukan theology within the greater context of the Bible.
I. Howard Marshall: “A notable success that are meant to turn into the 1st port of demand scholars during this primary quarter of latest testomony Theology.”
Craig S. Keener: “Bock’s first-class exploration of Luke’s theological process and issues meets an immense desire in Lukan theology.”
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Extra resources for A Theology of Luke and Acts: God's Promised Program, Realized for All Nations
Colin Hemer, The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1989), 317 – 19 . At one point Hemer concludes, “His examples are not necessarily representative, nor are they always taken correctly in context, nor are they subject to control, nor do they prove the conclusions he draws from them . ” Hemer deals with three texts in detail that Robbins notes as key for Acts: Voyage of Hanno the Carthaginian 1 – 3, a fragmentary papyrus known as Episodes from the Third Syrian War, and the Antiochene Acts of Ignatius .
The question, then, becomes how long after Mark Luke would have been written . With these key factors in place, let us take a closer look at the argument for the gospel’s date . Internal evidence and remarks from the church fathers help us set some limits for dating . For example, the earliest possible date would be within years of the last recorded event in Acts, which takes place probably in AD 62 . On the other hand, Irenaeus (Haer . 1) contains some indisputable citations, as does Justin Martyr in Dial .
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A Theology of Luke and Acts: God's Promised Program, Realized for All Nations by Darrell L. Bock