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The Acts of the Apostles


The Acts of the Apostles

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The book of Acts is a remarkable fusion of the historical and theological, and its account of the early church has fascinated theologians and biblical scholars for centuries. Just who was the author of this work? And what kind of book did he write? How do we classify its genre?

The Acts of the Apostles provides an advanced introduction to the study of Acts, covering important questions about authorship, genre, history and theology. Osvaldo Padilla explores fresh avenues of understanding by examining the text in light of the most recent research on the book of Acts itself, philosophical hermeneutics, genre theory and historiography. In addition, Padilla opens a conversation between the text of Acts and postliberal theology, seeking a fully orbed engagement with Acts that is equally attuned to questions of interpretation, history and theology.
Osvaldo Padilla is Associate professor of New Testament at Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama. Author of The Speeches of Outsiders in Acts: Poetics, Theology, and Historiography, and articles and reviews for Themelios, Bulletin for Biblical Research, New Testament Studies and Ex Auditu. Previously taught New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and served as pastor of Jesus el Buen Pastor, a Hispanic congregation in the Chicago area.

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