The Acts of The Apostles: An Introduction and Study Guide: Taming the Tongues of Fire ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Shelly Matthews

The Acts of The Apostles: An Introduction and Study Guide: Taming the Tongues of Fire

Bloomsbury T&T Clark
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The book of Acts opens with the dramatic story of tongues of flame descending upon believers at Pentecost and the prophecy of an egalitarian dispensation of the Spirit being fulfilled. Yet, as the narrative unfolds, we become aware of a tension between the socially egalitarian promise of the Pentecost story and the author's underlying concern to provide reassurance for his elite patron Theophilus that Jesus followers do not disturb the existing social order.

In this guide, Acts is read as a struggle to tame the tongues of fire. Acts mutes the egalitarian promise of the Spirit through presenting an 'orderly account' (as its author calls it) of the Jesus movement that appeals to elite sensibilities. And, at the same time, the narrative contains contradictions, gaps and fissures that suggest the outlines of a more complex, and even subversive, religious movement.
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The Acts of The Apostles: An Introduction and Study Guide: Taming the Tongues of Fire ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Shelly Matthews
Bloomsbury T&T Clark, January 2017
ISBN: 9780567671257
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Bloomsbury T&T Clark, January 2017
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