Word and Sign in the Acts of the Apostles: A Study in Lucan Theology, Volumes 242-243

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Gregorian Biblical BookShop, 1987 - Religion - 242 pages
The title The Acts of the Apostles, which we apply to Luke's second volume, is somewhat misleading in that the real topic of the book is not the activity of the apostles but rather the word of God. Just as the Gospel of Luke tells the story of Jesus, his birth, growth, rejection and eventual triumph in being preached unhindered in the capital city of the ancient world. The word which is the theme of Acts is a many - sided reality. It is first and foremost the message of the apostolic preaching, the complex of New Testament events and the message that bears witness to this complex. The message which the apostles preach can be described variously and interchangeably as the word of God, the word of the Lord or simply the word. The word rhema can also be used to describe the Christian message in Acts but always in the plural. This suggests that rhema has not become a terminus technicus as logos evidently has.
 

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Contents

THE SPIRIT SOURCE OF WORD AND SIGN
15
THE WORD OF SALVATION
54
THE CONTENT OF THE WORD
91
THE FIRST SIGN OF HEALING
122
SIGNS AND WONDERS
161
SIGNS AND WONDERS AND THE WORD
191
WORD AND SIGN IN LUKES THEOLOGY
212
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Page 24 - But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his Ways, and we will walk in his paths:" for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Page 15 - Spirit unto the apostles whom he had chosen : to whom he also shewed himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing unto them by the space of forty days, and speaking the things concerning the kingdom of God : and, being assembled together with them, he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, said he, ye heard from me: for John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days hence.
Page 33 - How can this be, since I have no husband?' And the angel said to her. The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.