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By Jaroslav Pelikan

ISBN-10: 1587430940

ISBN-13: 9781587430947

Jaroslav Pelikan initiates this forty-volume observation sequence along with his paintings on Acts. This observation, like each one within the sequence, is designed to serve the church--through relief in preaching, instructing, research teams, and so forth--and reveal the continued highbrow and sensible viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.

Pastors and leaders of the classical church--such as Augustine, Calvin, Luther, and Wesley--interpreted the Bible theologically, believing Scripture as an entire witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. smooth interpreters of the Bible wondered this premise. yet in contemporary a long time, a serious mass of theologians and biblical students has began to reassert the concern of a theological analyzing of Scripture.

The Brazos Theological observation at the Bible sequence enlists best theologians to learn and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century, simply because the church fathers, the Reformers, and different orthodox Christians did for his or her occasions and locations.

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With its reminiscences of passages such as "0 Lord, thou hast proved me and known me" (Kuple, E<5oKlllacra~ Ile Ka! eyvw~ Ile) (Ps. 139:1 LXX), the uniquely Christian adjective "knower of hearts" (Kap<5loyvd>crTTJ~) identifies one of the distinctive attributes of "the living God" (715: 8-9), who has "set ... our secret sins in the light of thy countenance" (Ps. 90:8). " glWhich Judas abandoned to go where he belonged. This could mean simply "where he deserved to go" or, more ominously, "where he was intended to go" (713:48) .

Eldon Jay Epp inABD 6:909-12. 47. The scholarly literature and the state of the question have been carefully summarized by Epp 1966, 172-85, and for the two decades after that, by Aland 1986; see also the earlier work ofKlijn 1949. 48. Hanson 1965-66. 49. Black 1981. 50. Witherington 1984. 51. Eldon Jay Epp inABD 6:909-10 (emphasis added). 52. Pelikan, Hotchkiss, and Price 1996, 16-17, 102-3. 53. E. J. Revell inABD 6:435. 33 Introduction ACTS of designating a special version of the text of the book of Acts that enjoyed such wide circulation and acceptance among ancient Christian writers as well as among later translators and exegetes.

4:4 AV). "5 The coming of the Holy Spirit on the disciples at Pentecost fulfilled "the promise of the Father, which, he said, you heard from my mouth" (1:4 TPR), which, as Luke had written earlier (Luke 12:2) and as the Gospel ofJohn described at considerablygreaterlength Oohn 14:16-17; 15:26-27; 16:7-15), had been given by Jesus during the days of his earthly ministry. This theological theme of the connection between the Holy Spirit and "fullness" runs through the entire narrative of Acts. 6 Here in the Pentecost event, "they were all filled with the Holy Spirit" (2:4); and here in the Pentecost sermon of Peter (2:28), the promise of the Psalm (Ps.

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