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In this volume, an internationally renowned historian of Christian doctrine offers a theological reading of Acts. Now in paper. "[A] significant commentary. . . . Pelikan asks big questions: what is sin? what were the earliest creeds? what is the nature of apostleship? He is sensitive to nuances of Greek but not obsessed by them. As such, this book will be helpful to preachers and, to a lesser extent, general readers who are sometimes flummoxed by more specialized and technical biblical commentaries." --Publishers Weekly New series volumes will continue to release in cloth, but as older volumes reprint, they will release in paper.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • Baker Publishing Group
  • Brazos Press, Div of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1587433540
  • 9781587433542
  • 52,638

About Professor Jaroslav Pelikan

Jaroslav Pelikan (1923-2006) was Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago. His universally acclaimed works include the five-volume The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine and Jesus through the Centuries.show more

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Catholic Press Association Book Award Winner "[Acts] has all the marks of Pelikan's scholarship: a close reading of the Greek text; a verse-by-verse commentary on that text studded with references to the great patristic commentators; and a constant eye on the theological and homiletical possibilities of the text itself, as well as its place in the liturgical life of the church both West and East." --Lawrence S. Cunningham, America "The commentary serves as a rich storehouse of information on historical theology, providing [Pelikan] with the opportunity to expound on the intersections of Acts with the major teachings of the church. . . . The book will be of great value to all who are interested in the reception history of Acts and in theological interpretation of biblical texts." --Shelly Matthews, Catholic Biblical Quarterly "A fascinating peregrination through the history of Christian thought. . . . Pelikan offer[s] a very selective verse-by-verse theological commentary on Acts that supplements the primary focus of the volume: a series of theological excurses covering a broad range of loci communes. If such is the theological journey one seeks, one would be hard pressed to find a better guide." --John F. B. Miller, Review of Biblical Literature "What Jaroslav Pelikan offers us . . . [is] a set of observations on what phrases and passages in Acts might remind us of in the later history of Christian doctrine. As a sampler of vintage Pelikan tidbits, it is a scintillating piece of work, a tour de force in the history of dogma, a kaleidoscope of brilliant reflections by a generous and faithful Christian scholar." --Brian E. Daley, SJ, Pro Ecclesia "Pelikan's volume robustly demonstrates what reading enlivened by tradition and dogma can look like. It is a timely invitation to the church and the academy." --Angus Paddison, International Journal of Systematic Theology "[Acts] is a tour de force of the history of doctrine, as Pelikan draws in his lifetime to remark upon a vast panoply of subjects." --Steven J. Koskie, Journal of Theological Interpretationshow more

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