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Acts: Westminster Bible Companion
Westminster John Knox Press / 1998 / Paperback
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The book of Acts is the first chronicle of the church to survey events from the time of Jesus' ascension in Jerusalem to Paul's arrival in Rome. Paul Walaskay understands Luke to have been both historian and theologian and here shows how Luke invites the reader to see historical events in a much larger context, in light of God's plan for the salvation of all people. He discusses Luke's description of the early church, its leaders and leadership, and its struggles to grow as a people of God amid competing religious and philosophical claims. In the process, he helps the reader to understand Luke's contemporaries and examine messages from the first-century church in light of issues people face today.
In this book, Paul Walaskay discusses Luke's description of the early church, its leadership, and its struggles as a people of God amid competing religious claims. He helps the reader understand Luke and his contemporaries and examines the first-century church's situation in light of today's issues.
Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.
Paul W. Walaskay is Professor of Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. An ordained minister in the American Baptist Church and the United Church of Christ, he has served churches and university campuses in New York and North Carolina.
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