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Bibil Identifier bibil:202913
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Geography and the Ascension Narrative in Acts
Author Sleeman, Matthew
Series Society for New Testament Studies. Monograph Series (Volume: 146)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 87/146
Place 226.6.08
Publishing house Cambridge University Press
Place Cambridge
ISBN 978-0-521-50962-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
300 Pages
height in cm 22
Genre Original
Abstract The book of Acts contains a strong geographical component. Yet readings of Acts typically ignore or marginalise geography’s contribution to the construction of the narrative’s theology. In this book Matthew Sleeman argues that Jesus’ ascension into heaven is foundational for establishing the ‘spatiality’ of Acts, showing that the narrative’s understanding of place and space is shaped decisively by Christ’s heavenly location. Drawing on recent advances in geographical theory, Sleeman offers a ‘spatial’ interpretation that expands our vision of how space and place inform the theological impulses of Acts. Presenting a complement to conventional ‘temporal’ readings of Acts, he sheds new light on the theology of the book, and suggests new ways of reading not only Acts but also other New Testament texts. Sleeman’s work combines innovative biblical scholarship with accessible and informative geographical analysis, and is suitable for those with research and teaching interests in human geography or biblical studies.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Ascension
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Abduction Story
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Geography
Pericopes Acts of the Apostles 1,1-11,18
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