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Author Pelikan, Jaroslav, 1923-2006.
Title Acts [electronic resource] / Jaroslav Pelikan.
Publisher Grand Rapids, Mich. : Brazos Press, c2005.
LOCATION CALL NUMBER / HOLDINGS STATUS
 eBooks  BS2625.53 .P38 2005eb  AVAILABLE
Descript 1 online resource (320 p.)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 298-304) and index.
Contents Acts 1 -- "As the Lord Jesus Christ Himself instructed us": the Gospel of the forty days -- "He went up, He is coming again": ascension and second coming -- Mary the Theotokos -- Acts 2 -- "And in the Holy Spirit": the fullness of the church -- "Rose up on the third day": the centrality and resurrection of Christ -- "One, holy, catholic, and apostolic church":marks of continuity -- Acts 3 -- Crucifixus pro nobis: reconciliation and atonement -- Universal restoration/salvation only by the name of Christ -- "The purpose of calling Israel": the abiding covenant -- Acts 4 -- "This is the catholic faith": the confessional imperative -- Orthodoxy as correct worship and correct doctrine -- "One, holy, catholic, and apostolic church": transvaluation of all values -- Acts 5 -- "The Holy Spirit, the Lord": the deity of the Holy Spirit -- "One, holy, catholic, and apostolic church": the twelve and the primacy of Peter -- "One Lord": the sovereignty that trumps any human authority -- Acts 6 -- "Faith and order" -- The laying-on of hands -- Miracles as "signs" -- Acts 7 -- "What has Athens to do with Jesus?" -- The paradox of sacred space and sacred time -- The imitation of Christ -- Acts 8 -- The communication of divine revelation -- "In accordance with scriptures" -- Credo: "The rule of faith" -- Acts 9 -- A grammar of assent -- The Church as "the body of Christ" -- Paul "the chosen instrument" -- Acts 10 -- The "yoke" of Mosaic law -- The unity and equality of all humanity before God -- De servo arbitrio: sin defined as captivity to the devil -- Acts 11 -- Grace abounding -- The given name of Christ's disciples -- Mutual support among the members of Christ's family -- Acts 12 -- "Both seen and unseen": the angels as "ministering spirits" -- A humor that is not "unseemly" -- Sin defined as "refusing to let God be God" -- Acts 13 -- Christus victor -- The language of justification -- Foreknowledge/election/predestination -- Acts 14 -- "And became incarnate": incarnation and theosis -- "The love which moves the sun and other stars" -- The cost of discipleship -- Acts 15 -- Controversy and polemics -- The historical "economies" of the living God -- Authority at church councils and the authority of church councils -- Acts 16 -- Canon law -- its legitimacy and its limits -- Apostolic tradition and apostolic dogma -- Visions and private revelations -- Acts 17 -- Christian theology in encounter with Greco-Roman philosophy -- Apophatic theology: negation as the affirmation of metaphysical transcendence -- "One God, the Father, all-powerful maker" -- Acts 18 -- Theological "bickering about words and names" -- "Accuracy" in the confession of Christian doctrine -- The ministry of women -- Acts 19 -- The abiding theological significance of Saint John the Forerunner -- Images of the divine? -- "We believe in one God": monotheism in conflict with polytheism and idolatry -- Acts 20 -- The breaking of bread -- The theological import of textual variants -- "One Christ, one Son, one Lord" -- Acts 21 -- "Who spoke [and speaks] through the prophets" -- Religious affections -- "Debtor to Greek": language and languages -- Acts 22 -- "The uncreated light" as a divine energy -- "We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiving of sins" -- "One, holy, catholic, and apostolic church": "Every native land is a foreign land" -- Acts 23 -- The testimony of a "good conscience" -- "We look forward to a resurrection of the dead and life in the age to come" -- Epistles -- Jewish, Roman, and Christian -- Acts 24 -- The Christian appropriation of classical rhetoric -- "We believe": fides quae creditur -- Ascetic disciple and self-denial -- Acts 25 -- The law of reason, the law of nations, the law of God -- "Under Pontius Pilate": "The powers that be" -- "Due process" -- Acts 26 -- "I believe": Fides qua creditur -- Ascetic discipline and self-denial -- Acts 27 -- "The predicament of the Christian historian" -- De amicitia: the divine gift of friendship -- "Sail with those who sail" -- Acts 28 -- Launched into world history -- "His kingdom will have no end" -- "Freedom from external coercion."
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 9781441257703 (electronic bk.)
1441257705 (electronic bk.)
Series Brazos theological commentary on the Bible
Brazos theological commentary on the Bible.
Subject Bible. Acts -- Commentaries.

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