Based on the idea that the purpose of Acts was not to make Christianity acceptable to the Roman state, but rather to preserve the integrity of the church and protect it from the onslaughts of classical culture, this astute commentary combines the latest findings in Lukan scholarship with the pastoral, educational, and theological concerns of the local church.
A paperback edition of the best-selling commentary on Acts by acclaimed preacher and scholar William H. Willimon.
William H. Willimon is the Presiding Bishop of the Birmingham Area of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. Recognized as one of the most effective preachers in the English-speaking world, he is the author of several books, including United Methodist Beliefs: A Brief Introduction and The Early Preaching of Karl Barth, both published by WJK.
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