This book extends scholarly debate beyond the analysis of pure historical debates and concerns to focus on the associations between Acts and the diverse contemporaneous texts, writers, and broader cultural phenomena in the second-century world of Christians, Romans, Greeks, and Jews.
Ruben R. Dupertuis
, Todd Penner
Acumen Publishing Ltd
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29 November 2013
1. Reading Acts in the Second Century: Reflections on Method, History, and Desire, Todd Penner; 2. Jerusalem Destroyed: The Setting of Acts, Milton Moreland; 3. Acts and the Apostles: Issues of Leadership in the Second Century, Joseph B. Tyson; 4. Spec(tac)ular Sights: Mirroring in/of Acts, David M. Reis; 5. Acts of Ascension: History, Exaltation and Ideological Legitimation, David McCabe; 6. Time and Space Travel in Luke-Acts, John Moles; 7. The Complexity of Pairing: Reading Acts; 16 with Plutarch's Parallel Lives, Marianne Bjelland Kartzow; 8. Constructing Paul as a Christian in the Acts of the Apostles, Christopher Mount; 9. Bold Speech, Opposition and Philosophical Imagery in Acts, Ruben R. Dupertuis; 10. Among the Apologists? Reading Acts with Justin Martyr, Andrew Gregory; 11. The Second Sophistic and the Cultural Idealization of Paul in Acts, Ryan Carhart; 12. Reading Luke-Acts in Second Century Alexandria: From Clement to the Shadow of Apollos, Claire Clivaz
Ruben R. Dupertuis is Associate Professor of Religion Department at Trinity University, Texas. Todd Penner is Gould H. and Marie Cloud Professor of Religious Studies at Austin College, Texas. He is co-author of Contextualizing Gender in Early Christian Discourse: Thinking beyond Thecla .