The Mystery of Acts: Unraveling Its Story
The Mystery of Acts: Unraveling Its Story  -     By: Richard I. Pervo
Buy Item $18.00 Retail: $20.00 Save 10% ($2.00)
In Stock
Stock No: WW150124
Polebridge Press / 2008 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart


Wishlist

The Mystery of Acts: Unraveling Its Story

Polebridge Press / 2008 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW150124


Product Close-up
This product is not available for expedited shipping.
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 196
Vendor: Polebridge Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.96 X 6.14 X 0.43 (inches)
ISBN: 159815012X
ISBN-13: 9781598150124

Publisher's Description

The author of Acts unwittingly committed a near-perfect crime: He told his story so well that all rival accounts vanished with but the faintest of traces. And thus future generations were left with no documents that recount the history of the early Christian tradition; because Acts is not history. According to Richard Pervo, 'Acts is a beautiful house that readers may happily admire, but it is not a home in which the historian can responsibly live.' Luke did not even aspire to write history but rather told his story to defend the gentile communities of his day as the legitimate heirs of Israelite religion. In The Mystery of Acts, Pervo explores the problem of history in Acts by asking, and answering, the fundamental questions: Who wrote Acts? Where was Acts written? When was Acts written? Why was Acts written? How was Acts written? The result is a veritable tour-de-force that enlighten, entertains, and brings Acts to life.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.