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Acts of the Apostles Through the Centuries

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Charting the theological and cultural potency of Acts across the timespan of Christian history, this work of profound scholarship reveals the full extent of the New Testament book's religious, artistic, literary, and political influence.
* Reveals the influence of Acts at key turning points in the history of the Christian church
* Traces the rich and varied artistic and cultural heritage rooted in Acts, from music to literature
* Analyzes the political significance of the book as a touchstone in the church's external relations
* Provides detailed commentary on the exegesis of Acts down the centuries

List of contents

List of Figures vii
 
Series Editors' Preface xiii
 
Preface xv
 
Acknowledgements xvii
 
List of Abbreviations xix
 
Introduction: Orienting the Reading 1
 
Acts 1 19
 
Acts 2 38
 
Acts 3-5 66
 
Acts 6-8 90
 
Acts 9 110
 
Acts 10-12 126
 
Acts 13-14 142
 
Acts 15 160
 
Acts 16-17 172
 
Acts 18-19 193
 
Acts 20-23 209
 
Acts 24-26 229
 
Acts 27-28 242
 
Epilogue 258
 
Appendix 1: Citations of the Acts of the Apostles in Creeds & Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition 262
 
Biographies and Glossary 285
 
Bibliography 296
 
Author and Artist Index 322
 
Index of Scripture References 330
 
Subject Index 339

About the author










Heidi J. Hornik is Professor of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art History at Baylor University, USA. She is a highly respected art historian and scholar in the field of reception history, and the author of Michele Tosini and the Ghirlandaio Workshop in Cinquecento Florence (2009). Professor Hornik co-authored the three-volume series Illuminating Luke (2003, 2005, 2007) with her collaborator on this publication, Mikeal Parsons, with whom she also co-edited Interpreting Christian Art (2004). Mikeal C. Parsons is Professor and Macon Chair in Religion at Baylor University, USA, where he has taught since 1986. His extensive publications on textual as well as interpretive topics in biblical studies include Body and Character in Luke and Acts: The Subversion of Physiognomy in Early Christianity (2011), and Luke: Storyteller, Evangelist, Interpreter (2007). Professor Parsons has collaborated with Professor Hornik on two previous publications, both as co-author on the three-volume series Illuminating Luke (2003, 2005, 2007), and as co-editor of Interpreting Christian Art (2004).

Summary

Charting the theological and cultural potency of Acts across the timespan of Christian history, this work of profound scholarship reveals the full extent of the New Testament book's religious, artistic, literary, and political influence.
* Reveals the influence of Acts at key turning points in the history of the Christian church
* Traces the rich and varied artistic and cultural heritage rooted in Acts, from music to literature
* Analyzes the political significance of the book as a touchstone in the church's external relations
* Provides detailed commentary on the exegesis of Acts down the centuries

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