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Bibil Identifier bibil:239490
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography
Author Adams, Sean A.
Series Society for New Testament Studies. Monograph Series (Volume: 156)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 20843
Place 226.6.08
Publishing house Cambridge University Press
Place Cambridge et al.
ISBN 978-1-107-04104-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
319 Pages
height in cm 22
Genre Original
Abstract It is widely accepted by New Testament scholars that the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles probably originated as two parts of one work by a single author. In spite of this, the books have been assigned to very different genres: Luke is traditionally viewed as a biography of Jesus, and Acts as a history of the early church. Comparing in detail the structure and content of Acts with the formal features of history, novel, epic and biography, Sean Adams challenges this division. Applying both ancient and modern genre theory, he argues that the best genre parallel for the Acts of the Apostles is in fact collected biography. Offering a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of genre theory, along with an insightful argument regarding the composition and purpose of Acts, this book will be of interest to those studying the New Testament, Acts, genre theory and ancient literature.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Acts of the Apostles
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Biography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Biography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Relationship between Peter and Paul (between Petrine and Pauline Tradition)
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