By Jaroslav Pelikan

Jaroslav Pelikan initiates this forty-volume remark sequence together with his paintings on Acts. This observation, like each one within the sequence, is designed to serve the church--through reduction in preaching, instructing, learn teams, and so forth--and display the continued highbrow and functional viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.

Pastors and leaders of the classical church--such as Augustine, Calvin, Luther, and Wesley--interpreted the Bible theologically, believing Scripture as a complete witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. glossy interpreters of the Bible puzzled this premise. yet in contemporary many years, a severe mass of theologians and biblical students has all started to reassert the concern of a theological analyzing of Scripture.

The Brazos Theological remark at the Bible sequence enlists best theologians to learn and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century, simply because the church fathers, the Reformers, and different orthodox Christians did for his or her instances and locations.

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Marguerat 1999, 91-92; Tarazi 2001, 19. 43. Trocme 1957,21-27; Bruce 1990; Strange 1992. 44. Nock 1972, 2:826-27. 32 ACTS Introduction the case of Acts it has been done very thoroughly.... It is impossible to resist the impression that this reviser knew what he was doing. 45 It has acquired the (quite misleading) designation "Western Text," which, after several attempts to tinker with the nomenclature in various ways, is a title that has probably outlived its usefulness. 46 During the second half of the twentieth century the effort to compare the Western Text of Acts with the rest of the manuscript tradition, both philologically and theologically, evoked a substantial scholarly literature,47 as a result of which the geographical label "Western" is recognized as having been quite inaccurate.

ODCC1253-54, 32l. 18. Chrysostom, Homilies on Acts 4 (NPNP 11:26). 19. Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed 9 (CCF 1:163). 52 2:22-23 ACT S expressly of "other tongues" (tTtpuu, yi\woouu,) (2:4), apparendy meaning the languages spoken by the Parthian Jews, Arabian Jews, and all the others. But at 2:8 the word is "we hear, each of us" (aKOlJOf1£V £KUOTO,,), which suggests the appearance here not of a polyglot congregation but of the phenomenon of glossalalia familiar from the experience of the Christian community in Corinth (1 Cor.

43. Trocme 1957,21-27; Bruce 1990; Strange 1992. 44. Nock 1972, 2:826-27. 32 ACTS Introduction the case of Acts it has been done very thoroughly.... It is impossible to resist the impression that this reviser knew what he was doing. 45 It has acquired the (quite misleading) designation "Western Text," which, after several attempts to tinker with the nomenclature in various ways, is a title that has probably outlived its usefulness. 46 During the second half of the twentieth century the effort to compare the Western Text of Acts with the rest of the manuscript tradition, both philologically and theologically, evoked a substantial scholarly literature,47 as a result of which the geographical label "Western" is recognized as having been quite inaccurate.

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