A Theology of Luke and Acts: God's Promised Program, by Darrell L. Bock

By Darrell L. Bock

This groundbreaking paintings via Darrell Bock completely explores the theology of Luke’s gospel and the booklet of Acts.  In his writing, Luke documents the tale of God operating via Jesus to bring in a brand new period of promise and Spirit-enablement in order that the folks of God should be God’s humans even in the course of a antagonistic world.  it's a message the church nonetheless wishes today.  Bock either covers significant Lukan issues and units forth the special contribution of Luke-Acts to the hot testomony and the canon of Scripture, offering readers with an in-depth and holistic take hold of of Lukan theology within the greater context of the Bible.


I. Howard Marshall:  “A striking fulfillment that are supposed to turn into the 1st port of demand scholars during this significant sector of latest testomony Theology.”


Craig S. Keener:  “Bock’s first-class exploration of Luke’s theological technique and topics meets a tremendous desire in Lukan theology.”

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This section and the next two are updates of my discussion of introduction in my commentary on Acts, 24 – 28, 40 – 42 . 50 . A . ; Regensburger Neues Testament 5; Regensburg: Pustet, 1961), 94 – 104; Fitzmyer, Acts, 47 – 48 . 51 . W . C . van Unnik, “Luke’s Second Book and the Rules of Hellenistic Historiography,” in Les Actes des apôtres: Traditions, redaction, theologie (ed . J . Kremer; BETL 48; Louvain: Leuven Univ . Press, 1979), 37 – 60 . indd 46 that material; (7) correct disposition and ordering of the account; (8) lively narration; (9) moderation in topographical detail; and (10) the composition of speeches adapted to the orator and rhetorical situation .

A title calling the second volume the Acts of the Apostles appears at the end of the transcribing of the book in p74, but no author is named there . ) . The absence of any dispute about the claim of authorship across several early centuries is a strong reason to take the tradition seriously . 4 (perhaps the Christian gate alludes to chapter . In sum, the case can be outlined as follows . Internal evidence involves first of all seeing the two volumes as one account in two parts with Acts being tied to Luke (H .

That did not take place because others invited Pompey into the city . Esler argues the use of the LXX is too prevalent in Luke-Acts to be made a point of here . Esler contends Luke would naturally use the LXX to portray Jesus and his speech . Finally, he argues the use of the phrase “times of the Gentiles” in Luke 21:24 looks to a time after the sack of Jerusalem . In making the critique, however, Esler misses a key point of the OT connection . The OT judgment was exercised because of covenant unfaithfulness .

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