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Through many tribulations [electronic resource] : the theology of persecution in Luke-Acts / Scott Cunningham.

By: Cunningham, Scott, 1955-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the New TestamentSupplement series: 142.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (376 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780567564009 (electronic bk.); 0567564002 (electronic bk.); 1283200678; 9781283200677.Subject(s): Bible. Luke -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. N.T. Luke -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. N.T. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. N.T. Luc et Actes des Ap�otres -- Th�eologie | Bible. N.T. Luc et Actes des Ap�otres -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Pers�ecutions -- Enseignement biblique | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts | Lucaanse geschriften | Vervolgingen | Bible. N.T. �Evangiles Luc -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Bible. N.T. Actes -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Pers�ecutions -- Enseignement biblique | Apostelgeschichte | Lukanisches Doppelwerk | J�unger | Verfolgung | Theologie | ChristenverfolgungGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Through many tribulations.DDC classification: 226.4/06 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: This book, the first comprehensive study of persecution in Luke-Acts from a literary and theological perspective, argues that the author uses the theme of persecution in pursuit of his theological agenda. It brings to the surface six theological functions of the persecution theme, which has an important paraenetic and especially apologetic role for Luke's persecuted community. The persecution Luke's readers suffer is evidence that they are legitimate recipients of God's salvific blessings.
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Dallas Theological Seminary, 1993.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-354) and index.

This book, the first comprehensive study of persecution in Luke-Acts from a literary and theological perspective, argues that the author uses the theme of persecution in pursuit of his theological agenda. It brings to the surface six theological functions of the persecution theme, which has an important paraenetic and especially apologetic role for Luke's persecuted community. The persecution Luke's readers suffer is evidence that they are legitimate recipients of God's salvific blessings.

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