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The Acts of the Apostles Through the Centuries

The Acts of the Apostles Through the Centuries

Heidi J. Hornik, Mikeal C. Parsons

ISBN: 978-1-118-59789-7

Oct 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

368 pages



Charting the theological and cultural potency of Acts across the timespan of Christian history, this work of profound scholarship reveals the full extent of the New Testament book’s religious, artistic, literary, and political influence.

  • Reveals the influence of Acts at key turning points in the history of the Christian church
  • Traces the rich and varied artistic and cultural heritage rooted in Acts, from music to literature
  • Analyzes the political significance of the book as a touchstone in the church’s external relations
  • Provides detailed commentary on the exegesis of Acts down the centuries

List of Figures vii

Series Editors' Preface xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgements xvii

List of Abbreviations xix

Introduction: Orienting the Reading 1

Acts 1 19

Acts 2 38

Acts 3–5 66

Acts 6–8 90

Acts 9 110

Acts 10–12 126

Acts 13–14 142

Acts 15 160

Acts 16–17 172

Acts 18–19 193

Acts 20–23 209

Acts 24–26 229

Acts 27–28 242

Epilogue 258

Appendix 1: Citations of the Acts of the Apostles in Creeds & Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition 262

Biographies and Glossary 285

Bibliography 296

Author and Artist Index 322

Index of Scripture References 330

Subject Index 339