Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Witness to the Gospel: The Theology of Acts

Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Witness to the Gospel: The Theology of Acts

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Witness to the Gospel: The Theology of Acts. Edited by I. Howard Marshall and David Peterson. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998, xvi + 610 pp., $45.00.

The present work is conceived as a companion volume to the Book of Acts in its First Century Setting series compiled under the auspices of Tyndale House in Cambridge, England. Witness to the Gospel gathers essays originally presented at a meeting at Tyndale House in 1995 which were subsequently revised for publication. The 25 articles comprise most aspects of the theology of Acts; "How Does One Write On the Theology of Acts?," by Howard Marshall (pp- 3-16): "The Plan of God," by John T. Squires (pp. 19-39); "Scripture and The Realisation of God's Promises," by Darrell Bock (pp. 41-62); "Salvation-History and Eschatology," by John Nolland (pp. 63-81); "Salvation to the End of The Earth: God as the Saviour in the Acts of the Apostles," by Joel B. Green (pp. 83-106); "The Divine Saviour," by H. Douglas Buckwalter (pp. 107-123); "The Need for Salvation," by Christoph Stenschke (pp. 125-144); "Salvation and Health in Christian Antiquity: The Soteriology of Luke-Acts in its First Century Setting," by Ben Witherington, III (pp. 145-166); "The Role of the Apostles," by Andrew Clark (pp. 169-190); "Mission and Witness," by Peter Bolt (pp. 191-214); "The Progress of the Word," by Brian Rosner (pp. …

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