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The Acts of the Apostles (Sacra Pagina New Testament Commentary | SP)

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The Acts of the Apostles is the second volume in the two-part writing scholars call Luke-Acts. It continues the story begun in the Gospel of Luke, showing how the Good News offered by Jesus was eventually extended to the end of the earth, so that Gentiles as well as Jews came to share in the blessings of God.

This commentary treats Luke-Acts as an apologetic history. It takes with equal seriousness Luke’s literary artistry and his historical interests, fitting his methods comfortably within the ancient standards of historiography. This perspective illustrates in particular that Luke’s historical narrative serves a definite religious intent. Tracing that intent through the specific contours of Luke’s story is the special contribution of this commentary.

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  • Explores Luke’s literary artistry and his historical interests
  • Illustrates how Luke’s historical narrative serves a definite religious intent
  • Presents a high-quality contemporary commentary ideal for pastors and seminarians

Top Highlights

“The kingdom of God is not a territory or political realm. It is the rule of God over human hearts” (Page 29)

“spiritual transformation. The real ‘event’ of Pentecost is the empowerment of the disciples by the Holy Spirit” (Page 45)

“Those readers who object that the greater part of Stephen’s speech is beside the point simply show that they have not grasped what the point is.” (Page 120)

“Second, Jesus’ physical removal is for Luke the condition for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Moses has to leave in order for Joshua to work with his prophetic spirit (Deut 34:9); Elijah had to depart in order for Elisha to gain a double portion of his prophetic spirit (2 Kgs 2:9). So long as Jesus was physically present, he was available only to those he directly encountered; by the Spirit he became powerfully present to many through his prophetic successors.” (Pages 30–31)

“spontaneous outgrowth of the Spirit, rather than as an institution” (Page 59)

  • Title: The Acts of the Apostles
  • Author: Luke Timothy Johnson
  • Series: Sacra Pagina Series
  • Volume: 5
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1992
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 568
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. Acts › Commentaries
  • Resource ID: LLS:SP5ACTS
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2024-03-25T20:54:52Z

Luke Timothy Johnson is an American New Testament scholar and historian of early Christianity, and is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Candler School of Theology and a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He is the author of Reading Romans: A Literary and Theological Commentary and Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church: The Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians.


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