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The Acts of the Apostles

Author: David Peterson
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. ; Nottingham, England : Apollos, 2009.
Series: Pillar New Testament commentary.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book is a new landmark in evangelical scholarship on the book of Acts. Fifteen years in the making, this comprehensive commentary by David Peterson offers thorough exegesis and exposition of the Acts of the Apostles, drawing on recent scholarship in the fields of narrative criticism and theological analysis, incorporating insights into historical-social background, and investigating why Luke presents his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Peterson, David, 1944-
Acts of the Apostles.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. ; Nottingham, England : Apollos, 2009
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Peterson
ISBN: 9780802837318 080283731X 9781844743865 1844743861
OCLC Number: 262878965
Description: lv, 790 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Authorship and date ; Genre ; Sources, rhetoric, and historical reliability ; Character, structure, and purpose ; Interpretive issues --
The theology of Acts. God and his plan ; Jesus as Messiah and lord ; The Holy Spirit ; Salvation ; The gospel ; The atoning work of Jesus ; Witness and mission ; Miracles ; Magic and the demonic ; The church --
Commentary. Introduction and recapitulation ; The word in Jerusalem (1:15-6:7) ; The word goes out from Jerusalem (6:8-9:31) ; The word advances in Judea and Syria (9:32-12:25) ; The word goes to Cyprus and Asia Minor (13:1-16:5) ; The word goes to Europe (16:6-18:22) ; The word in Ephesus: climax of Paul's mission as a free man (18:23-20:38) ; Paul's final journey: to Jerusalem and Rome (21:1-28:31).
Series Title: Pillar New Testament commentary.
Responsibility: David G. Peterson.


Peterson focuses on how Luke framed his narrative and speeches as well as his theology, demonstrating that Acts was written for Christian edification and to encourage mission.  Read more...
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Craig S. Keener -- Palmer Theological Seminary -David Peterson interacts with Acts scholarship fairly and in an up-to-date way; his literary and historical conclusions are well informed and sound. Read more...

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