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The providence of God in the Acts of the Apostles

dc.contributor.authorHuggins, Jonathanen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-02T10:49:32Z
dc.date.available2015-10-02T10:49:32Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationHuggins, J. 2014. The providence of God in the Acts of the Apostles. Scriptura, 113(1): 1-10, doi:10.7833/113-0-916.
dc.identifier.issn2305-445X (online)
dc.identifier.issn0254-1807 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7833/113-0-916
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97533
dc.descriptionPlease cite as follows:en_ZA
dc.descriptionHuggins, J. 2014. The providence of God in the Acts of the Apostles. Scriptura, 113(1): 1-10, doi:10.7833/113-0-916.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://scriptura.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/916en_ZA
dc.description.abstractIn order to better understand the context of the book of Acts I will look at how the people of his day understood divine providence. Was the author (presumably Luke) presenting an original theological concept? Or was he modifying, or making use of, notions of divine providence already available to his audience? Was there enough overlap between Jewish and Greco-Roman understandings of this idea for Luke to make a commonly understood appeal? Luke, as historian and theologian, clearly appeals to divine providence in his portrayal of how the early church was formed, spread and organized. To begin to answer these kinds of questions, I will begin by looking at the Jewish background and then examine the Greco-Roman background. This will enable us to make better sense of the form of Luke’s presentation of the early church, as well as to understand a prevailing theology of the Holy Spirit present in the early church.en_ZA
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dc.description.urihttp://scriptura.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/916en_ZA
dc.format.extent10 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.subjectBible. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.en_ZA
dc.subjectHoly Spiriten_ZA
dc.titleThe providence of God in the Acts of the Apostlesen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
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