The Kingdom according to Luke and Acts

A Social, Literary, and Theological Introduction
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Author(s): Karl Allen Kuhn
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Apr 14, 2015
Product Number: EB00513283
Released: Apr 14, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441222459
Publisher: Baker Academic
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Description

This substantial, reliable introduction examines the character and purpose of Luke and Acts and provides a thorough yet economical treatment of Luke's social, historical, and literary context. Karl Allen Kuhn presents Luke's narrative as a "kingdom story" that both announces the arrival of God's reign in Jesus and describes the ministry of the early church, revealing the character of the kingdom as dramatically at odds with the kingdom of Rome. Kuhn explores the background, literary features, plotting, and themes of Luke and Acts but also offers significant, fresh insights into the persuasive force of Luke's impressively crafted and rhetorically charged narrative.

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