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“Father, Forgive Them”: The Place of the Perfect Prayer in the Construction of Christian Identity

Shelly Matthews

in Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter analyzes the dying forgiveness prayer of Stephen and the related prayer of the Lukan Jesus. By reading these prayers aside related bodies of literature including Maccabees and the Sermon ... More


Another Look at Luke's ‘Acts of the Apostles’: History? Theology? Narrative? Canonical Connective?

John Reumann

in Variety and Unity in New Testament Thought

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262015
eISBN:
9780191682285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262015.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter looks at The Book of Acts again, briefly, in its own right. Sometimes Luke-Acts has been treated as one. Sometimes each book is taken up separately, the way the canonical arrangement ... More


“We Had to Celebrate and Rejoice!”: Happiness in the Topsy-Turvy World of Luke-Acts

Joel B. Green

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The view of happiness in Luke-Acts confounds expectations. A different kind of happiness appears there, as evidenced, for example, in the fact that the apostles actually rejoice when they are treated ... More


Affections and Political Institutions

Joshua Hordern

in Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646814
eISBN:
9780191744181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646814.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 principally examines affections' role within the political institutions of representation and law. The eschatological emphasis is developed through Nussbaum's internally transcendent ... More


The Acta as Mirror of Luke

John M. McManamon

in The Text and Contexts of Ignatius Loyola's “Autobiography”

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245048
eISBN:
9780823252787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245048.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The chapter argues that Loyola's Acts mimics the spiritual geography of Luke-Acts; both have their turning point on the Mount of the Ascension. Key emphases of Luke's writings therefore inform ... More


Unwilling Feeling

Karen Bray

in Grave Attending: A Political Theology for the Unredeemed

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286850
eISBN:
9780823288762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286850.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter four, “Unwilling Feeling,” reads John D. Caputo’s material theology and his conception of the insistence of God alongside Sara Ahmed’s work on what she names “affect aliens” and willfulness ... More


Unmanly Men: Refigurations of Masculinity in Luke-Acts

Brittany E. Wilson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199325009
eISBN:
9780190229191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325009.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book examines key male characters in Luke-Acts with respect to constructions of gender and masculinity in the Greco-Roman world. Of all Luke’s male characters, four in particular problematize ... More


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