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The Narrative Unity of Luke-Acts: A Literary Interpretation, vol. 2: The Acts of the Apostles
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The Narrative Unity of Luke-Acts: A Literary Interpretation, vol. 2: The Acts of the Apostles


Fortress Press 1994

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In this volume, Robert C. Tannehill demonstrates how the repetitions of ideas and formal structures function both to reinforce concepts and to achieve ideological progression.

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Key Features

  • Demonstrates how the repetitions of ideas and formal structures function
  • Provides the latest in Lukan scholarship
  • Illustrates how Luke-Acts’ literary elements enhance its message

Praise for the Print Edition

In this ‘new kind of commentary,’ Tannehill eschews discussion of the historical questions that interpreters of Acts have regarded as central. . . . Acts is studied as a story that uses particular literary techniques to influence its readers. . . . The work will stand alongside more traditional commentaries on Acts for many years to come. It will be of great value to scholars, pastors, and students alike.

Journal of Biblical Literature

This volume follows plot order with attention to a wide range of narrative dynamics . . . These different perspectives provide some fresh views of Acts not readily available in standard historical-critical commentaries. . . . With its companion first volume, it must be consulted for any serious narrative study of Luke-Acts.

Catholic Biblical Quarterly

[This] is a successful study of Luke-Acts that will stimulate imaginative readings to a greater degree than ordinary commentaries, and a suggestive example of how future commentaries might be written. . . . The breadth of his reading, the clarity of his prose, and the depth of his insight mark this new commentary as a singular contribution.

Theological Studies

Deciphering the Lukan narrative rhetoric, Robert Tannehill has achieved a quantum leap beyond traditional exposition on Luke-Acts. . . . His two volumes deserve to be read start to finish. . . . This is a commentary for serious scholar, serious pastor, and serious seminarian.

Theology Today

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About Robert C. Tannehill

Robert C. Tannehill is Fred Gealy Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio.