By Jaroslav Pelikan

ISBN-10: 1587430940

ISBN-13: 9781587430947

Jaroslav Pelikan initiates this forty-volume remark sequence together with his paintings on Acts. This observation, like every one within the sequence, is designed to serve the church--through reduction in preaching, instructing, examine teams, and so forth--and show the continued highbrow and sensible 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. sleek interpreters of the Bible puzzled this premise. yet in fresh many years, a severe mass of theologians and biblical students has began to reassert the concern of a theological interpreting of Scripture.

The Brazos Theological remark at the Bible sequence enlists prime 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 occasions and areas.

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51. Eldon Jay Epp inABD 6:909-10 (emphasis added). 52. Pelikan, Hotchkiss, and Price 1996, 16-17, 102-3. 53. E. J. Revell inABD 6:435. 33 Introduction ACTS of designating a special version of the text of the book of Acts that enjoyed such wide circulation and acceptance among ancient Christian writers as well as among later translators and exegetes. Much of this TPR is documented throughout the books of the New Testament in the apparatus ofNN7, especially in its citations of Codex D, although without many of the patristic citations.

Haenchen 1971, 3-14 pulls together most of the available material. 34. Gasque 1975, 146. 35. Harnack 1907. 36. Hengell979, 66. 37. Cadbury 1920. 0DCC259. 39. Onasch and Schnieper 1997, 187,235. 40. L. Venard in DTC9:981. 31 Introduction ACTS of the Gospel of Luke (-H:14). Since an icon was said to be not drawn but written (hence the term iconography), Byzantine writers, notably Andrew of Crete in the eighth century, and then writers in the West, worked out what Ernst von Dobschiitz calls "a parallelism between his activity as an evangelist and as a painter," so that Luke's literary portrait of the Virgin Mary and his iconographic portrait of the Theotokos were seen as not very far apartY But by extension, it seems even more appropriate to claim him also as patron saint of church historians, because he had decided, as he explains in the prologue to his Gospel, "having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account" (Luke 1:3), which is an apt thumbnail description of the two things that historians of the church still do as scholars-to research "closely" and on that basis to write up the results of their research in more or less "orderly" fashion.

12. On "sober drunkenness," see Lewy 1929. " and who replied, "No, we have never even heard that some have received the Holy Spirit" (or even, as in the AV and RSV, "No, we have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit"). When they received Christian baptism "in the name of the Lord Jesus for the forgiveness of sins" (722:16) in place of the baptism ofJohn (719:2-3), and when Paul laid his hand on them (76:6), "the Holy Spirit fell on them, and they spoke in tongues and interpreted them themselves and prophesied" (19:6 TPR).

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