The Acts Of The Apostles

Autore: P.D. James
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861077
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Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

Human Acts

Autore: Han Kang
Editore: Hogarth
ISBN: 1101906731
Grandezza: 41,32 MB
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian, a “rare and astonishing” (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho’s best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice. An award-winning, controversial bestseller, Human Acts is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity.

Acts An Exegetical Commentary Volume 1

Autore: Craig S. Keener
Editore: Baker Books
ISBN: 144123621X
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Highly respected New Testament scholar Craig Keener is known for his meticulous and comprehensive research. This commentary on Acts, his magnum opus, may be the largest and most thoroughly documented Acts commentary available. Useful not only for the study of Acts but also early Christianity, this work sets Acts in its first-century context. In this volume, the first of four, Keener introduces the book of Acts, particularly historical questions related to it, and provides detailed exegesis of its opening chapters. He utilizes an unparalleled range of ancient sources and offers a wealth of fresh insights. This magisterial commentary will be a valuable resource for New Testament professors and students, pastors, Acts scholars, and libraries.

The Acts Of The Apostles

Autore: Ben Witherington
Editore: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802845016
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This groundbreaking commentary is the first to provide a detailed social and rhetorical analysis of the book of Acts. Ben Witherington draws on the best new insights from a number of disciplines to provide readers with the benefits of recent innovative ways of analyzing the text of Acts. In addition, Witherington gives detailed attention to major theological and historical issues, including the question of the relationship of Acts to the Pauline letters, the question of early Christian history and how the church grew and developed, the relationship between early Judaism and early Christianity, and the relationship between Christians and the officials of the Roman Empire.


Autore: Martin M. Culy
Editore: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 9780918954909
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Anyone seeking to master the intricacies of Koine Greek in order to better understand the New Testament writings will find the Acts of the Apostles an appropriate point of departure. With 18,382 words, Acts is the second longest book in the New Testament. Only its companion piece, the Gospel of Luke, is longer (with 19,428 words; Morganthaler, 164). Of the 5,436 unique vocabulary words in the New Testament, 2038 are found in Acts (second again only to Luke with 2055). A systematic study of this important New Testament book will thus pay rich dividends for subsequent study of the other New Testament writings. This volume attempts to guide students through the intricacies of the Greek text of Acts. By working through the text systematically, readers will not only gain a firmer grasp of the peculiar shape of Acts' grammar, but given Acts' length and complexity, the student will also become better equipped to approach the other New Testament documents with increased confidence, particularly the other narrative literature (which together with Acts contain 82,773 of the 137,490 words of the NT; see Morganthaler, 164). While the commentary tradition has, with some notable exceptions, shifted away from philology to take up questions of the social values, rhetorical conventions, and narrative strategies, this volume provides the textual, philological, and grammatical essentials to any act of interpretation. By working through this text systematically, readers will not only gain a firmer grasp on the peculiar shape of Acts' grammar, but given Acts' length and complexity, they will also become better equipped to approach the other New Testament documents with increased confidence.

Disappearing Acts

Autore: Diana Taylor
Editore: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822318682
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In Disappearing Acts, Diana Taylor looks at how national identity is shaped, gendered, and contested through spectacle and spectatorship. The specific identity in question is that of Argentina, and Taylor's focus is directed toward the years 1976 to 1983 in which the Argentine armed forces were pitted against the Argentine people in that nation's 'Dirty War'. Combining feminism, cultural studies, and performance theory, Taylor analyses the political spectacles that comprised the war - concentration camps, torture, 'disappearances' - as well as the rise of theatrical productions, demonstrations, and other performative practices that attempted to resist and subvert the Argentine military. Taylor uses performance theory to explore how public spectacle both builds and dismantles a sense of national and gender identity. Here, nation is understood as a product of communal 'imaginings' that are rehearsed, written, and staged - and spectacle is the desiring machine at work in those imaginings. Taylor argues that the founding scenario of Argentineness stages the struggle for national identity as a battle between men - fought on, over, and through the feminine body of the Motherland. She shows how the military's representations of itself as the model of national authenticity established the parameters of the conflict in the 70s and 80s, feminised the enemy, and positioned the public - limiting its ability to respond. Those who challenged the dictatorship, from the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo to progressive theater practitioners, found themselves in what Taylor describes as 'bad scripts.' This telling analysis of the aesthetics of violence and the disappearance of civil society during Argentina's spectacle of terror will interest students and scholars - including sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, psychologists, and feminist, postcolonial, and literary critics - concerned with issues of power and the interrelations of gender and nationhood.


Autore: Kevin Perrotta
Editore: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829429255
Grandezza: 41,54 MB
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This award-winning Bible study series is designed for individual or group use. Each six-week discovery guide encourages independent exploration of one of the Bible's most influential books. Each text includes thought-provoking questions, exercises, prayer activities, and experiences of the saints and scholars.

Vanishing Acts

Autore: Jodi Picoult
Editore: Novels
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While preparing for her wedding, Delia Hopkins struggles to deal with the newfound knowledge that her father kidnapped her when she was a little girl.

Acts Of Literature

Autore: Jacques Derrida
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415900577
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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Autore: C. K. Barrett
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567083852
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For over one hundred years, the International Critical Commentary series has held a special place among works on the Bible. It has sought to bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis — linguistic and textual no less than archaeological, historical, literary and theological—with a level of comprehension and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series. No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought. The first paperback editions to be published cover the heart of the New Testament, providing a wealth of information and research in accessible and attractive format.