Acts (TCB) (Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible) (Hardcover)

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Acts (TCB) (Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible) (Hardcover)


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In this new commentary for the Belief series, award-winning author and theologian Willie James Jennings explores the relevance of the book of Acts for the struggles of today. While some see Acts as the story of the founding of the Christian church, Jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolutionlife in the disrupting presence of the Spirit of God. According to Jennings, Acts is like Genesis, revealing a God who is moving over the land, putting into place a holy repetition that speaks of the willingness of God to invade our every day and our every moment. He reminds us that Acts took place in a time of Empire, when the people were caught between diaspora Israel and the Empire of Rome. The spirit of God intervened, offering new life to both. Jennings shows that Acts teaches how people of faith can yield to the Spirit to overcome the divisions of our present world.

Product Details ISBN: 9780664234003
ISBN-10: 0664234003
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: April 6th, 2017
Pages: 310
Language: English
Series: Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible