The Book of Acts: Form, Style, and Theology


"The legacy of Dibelius lives on in numerous ways. His form-critical work was foundational for Gospel studies, which moved on after the war to redaction criticism. His focus on literary aspects of the book of Acts was a precursor to much of the work in New Testament literary criticism today. And questions of setting in life (Sitz im Leben) were important for laying the foundation of current emphases in social history and social-scientific criticism. But like other great scholars (such as Wellhausen, Gunkel, and Bultmann), his work is not only of interest for historical reasons - his insights and groundbreaking analyses remain standards for contemporary research. And while the exegesis of the book of Acts continues, it does so on the shoulders of Dibelius and the work presented in the essays included here." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Minneapolis
Publication year:
  • 2004