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Household conversion narratives in Acts [electronic resource] : pattern and interpretation / David Lertis Matson.

By: Matson, David Lertis.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the New TestamentSupplement series: 123.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c1996Description: 1 online resource (224 p.).ISBN: 9780567233325 (electronic bk.); 0567233324 (electronic bk.); 1283195348; 9781283195348.Subject(s): Bible. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Conversion -- Biblical teaching | Bible. N.T. Luke -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. N.T. Actes des Ap�otres -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Conversion -- Enseignement biblique | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts | Handelingen der Apostelen (bijbelboek) | Zending | Bible. N.T. -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Conversion -- Enseignement biblique | Apostelgeschichte | Lukasevangelium | Haushalt | Bekehrung | Christianity ScripturesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Household conversion narratives in Acts.DDC classification: 226.6/067 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Using features of the narrative-critical method, this book offers an innovative approach to a notable phenomenon in the book of Acts: the conversion of entire households to the Christian faith. When viewed against the household mission of the seventy( -two) messengers in Luke, the stories of Cornelius, Lydia, the Roman jailer and Crispus comprise a pattern of evangelistic activity that provides a common framework for their interpretation. Repetition and variation of the pattern offer important clues for the way each story functions within the wider context of Acts, opening up new lines of inter.
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Baylor University.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-209) and indexes.

Using features of the narrative-critical method, this book offers an innovative approach to a notable phenomenon in the book of Acts: the conversion of entire households to the Christian faith. When viewed against the household mission of the seventy( -two) messengers in Luke, the stories of Cornelius, Lydia, the Roman jailer and Crispus comprise a pattern of evangelistic activity that provides a common framework for their interpretation. Repetition and variation of the pattern offer important clues for the way each story functions within the wider context of Acts, opening up new lines of inter.

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Household conversion narratives in Acts by Matson, David Lertis. ©1996
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