Parallel Lives: The Relation of Paul to the Apostles in the Lucan Perspective
The Apostle Paul is the most notable Christian missionary and perhaps the most influential New Testament author. The greatest theologians in the church’s history—Augustine, Calvin, Luther, Karl Barth, and others—have repeatedly turned to Paul, and the central doctrines of the church hinge on the theology found in Paul’s writings. Yet in recent decades, disputes over the historicity of Paul’s letters and the emergence of the New Perspective have led scholars to reevaluate central Pauline texts, leading to controversy, dispute, and a fractured understanding of Paul’s intent.
The study of the Peter-Paul parallels in Acts argues that their purpose was to emphasize the themes of continuity in salvation history and the unity of the Jewish and Gentile missions. In Parallel Lives, Andrew C. Clark sheds new light on Luke's literary techniques, partly through a comparison with Plutarch.
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- Includes bibliographical references and indexes
- Foreword by David Peterson
Praise for the Print Edition
Crisp and methodological elucidation of the issues.
- Title: Parallel Lives: The Relation of Paul to the Apostles in the Lucan Perspective
- Author: Andrew C. Clark
- Publisher: Paternoster
- Publication Date: 1996
- Pages: 386