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A distinguished group of scholars here provides a comprehensive survey of the theology of the early church as it is presented by the author of Acts. These 25 essays, designed to show the current state of scholarship in ways accessible to students of the New Testament, discuss the main themes in the theology of Acts: God’s plan of salvation, the call of God and the spreading of the Word, the renewing work of the Holy Spirit, the relationship of Jews and Gentiles in the church, and more.
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Take your study further with Preaching the Word: Acts: The Church Afire.
Although the literature base for Luke-Acts studies has grown impressively during the last decade, this volume surely merits careful consideration for its unique goal and composition. . . . For serious readers of Acts this book will prove helpful in identifying thematic streams running through the narrative and in developing an understanding of how various approaches to creating a theology of the Book of Acts lead to differing, yet complementary, conclusions.
A very valuable work. There is a wealth of insightful theological material here. It will be very enriching to anyone pursuing the study of Acts.
—Calvin Theological Journal
This book provides us with valuable examinations of numerous themes in Acts.
—Religious Studies Review
The book makes an important contribution to the specialist study of Acts at the same time as providing a foundation teaching tool.
—Journal of Theological Studies
I. Howard Marshall is professor emeritus of New Testament exegesis and honorary research professor at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His many books include New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel and Beyond the Bible: Moving from Scripture to Theology.