Acts by Jaroslav Pelikan

By Jaroslav Pelikan

Jaroslav Pelikan initiates this forty-volume remark sequence along with his paintings on Acts. This statement, like each one within the sequence, is designed to serve the church--through relief in preaching, instructing, research teams, and so forth--and display the continued highbrow and functional 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 puzzled this premise. yet in contemporary many years, a severe mass of theologians and biblical students has all started to reassert the concern of a theological examining of Scripture.

The Brazos Theological remark at the Bible sequence enlists major 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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12:4--11). In the modern era, the presence or absence of these spiritual gifts has not only become an issue in the rise of Pentecostalism as a radical form of "dynamic" Protestantism in opposition to the supposedly "static" elements of the Catholic tradition, but in the "charismatic renewal movement" that has been taking place within the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other traditional churches. I? The catholicity of the church (~22:27) here is defined as linguistic and geographic, "run[ning] from east to west;'18 rather than ethnic.

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. Much of this TPR is documented throughout the books of the New Testament in the apparatus ofNN7, especially in its citations of Codex D, although without many of the patristic citations.

9. Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed 10 (CCF 1:163). 10. Seeberg 1953, 1:75-79. 40 ACT S 1:11 his reader back to these very components of the faith. l l In the third century, Cyprian of Carthage strung together in his Testimonies hundreds of passages that he explained in accordance with the rule of faith, as the risen Christ had commanded. 12 And in the fourth century, Athanasius employed this normative hermeneutic to expound key passages of Scripture in defending the Nicene faith against Arianism.

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