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An Introduction to the Study of Luke-Acts By V.George Shillington

An Introduction to the Study of Luke-Acts

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Introduces readers to the text, texture and context of Luke-Acts by using various approaches practiced by biblical scholars. This work outlines the methods of biblical interpretation and then shows how they might be applied to the texts in question. Taking a social-science approach, it examines the society and culture of the time.
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An Introduction to the Study of Luke-Acts by V.George Shillington

The aim of this study is to introduce readers to the text, texture and context of Luke-Acts by using various approaches currently practiced by biblical scholars. Shillington outlines the methods of biblical interpretation and then shows how they might be applied to the texts in question. Through historical criticism, Shillington looks at and explains questions of authorship, the time and setting of the composition, sources and historical background. Taking a social-science approach, he examines the society and culture of the time. Literary readings include narrative, socio-rhetorical, and audience-response approaches, while theological reading asks how the literary texture and themes of Luke-Acts shape the convictions of Christian communities, past and present. Lastly, Shillington looks at postcolonial and feminist criticism and how they have changed our understanding of these books. In each case, analysis of key texts in Luke-Acts comes to the forefront. Each chapter concludes with a list of further relevant resources, and pertinent review questions. The text is accompanied by charts and diagrams to illustrate key points of language and structure.

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An Introduction to the Study of Luke-Acts Reviews


'This book is not just a very good introduction to Luke-Acts, it is the best kind of introduction to the study of the New Testament. Shillington has an engaging style and is an excellent pedagogue, showing the student how the different methodologies employed today operate in practice. There is no better site for such a demonstration than the Lukan writings, read in both their ancient historical and literary settings and contemporary contexts of post-colonial and feminist hermeneutics. In eight highly illuminating chapters the author covers the whole range of disciplines required for the critical study of the New Testament, and has put many students and teachers in his debt with his lucid presentation of the issues involved.' Sean Freyne--Sanford Lakoff

About V.George Shillington


V. George Shillington is Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, USA.

Table of Contents


1. Luke-Acts: An Aerial View; 2. Historical Inquiry: Composition, Context and Intention; 3. Historical Inquiry: Events and People inside the Text; 4. Social Science Scenarios: Where People Think and Live; 5. Socio-Rhetorical Texture: Membership in the New People of God; 6. Narrative Discourse: Poor and Rich in Christian Community; 7. Postcolonial Engagement: Missionary Attitude and Activity; 8. Feminist Praxis: "Both Men and Women"; 9. Theological Interchange: "Saying to One Another"; Bibliography.

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GOR005579439
An Introduction to the Study of Luke-Acts by V.George Shillington
V.George Shillington
T&T Clark Approaches to Biblical Studies
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2006-12-21
192
0567030539
9780567030535
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