By Heidi J. Hornik, Mikeal C. Parsons

Charting the theological and cultural efficiency of Acts around the timespan of Christian heritage, this paintings of profound scholarship finds the entire quantity of the recent testomony book’s spiritual, creative, literary, and political influence.

  • Reveals the impression of Acts at key turning issues within the background of the Christian church
  • Traces the wealthy and sundry inventive and cultural historical past rooted in Acts, from track to literature
  • Analyzes the political value of the publication as a touchstone within the church’s exterior relations
  • Provides particular observation at the exegesis of Acts down the centuries

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With the critically acclaimed film, A Polite Bride, by author and director Robert Orlando, the views that Acts is secondary to Paul’s letters as a historical source and that Acts must be carefully sifted and mined for historical information have now made their way into cinematic culture. Recent feminist studies and post‐colonial studies also have contending views regarding the ideological perspective reflected in the text. These are Introduction: Orienting the Reading 11 taken up at relevant points in the commentary (Anderson 2004; Aymer 2012; Gaventa 2004; O’Day 1998).

The figure of Christ is positioned in a mandorla (almond‐shaped frame) with his right hand in a blessing gesture and his left holding a scroll. The background of the mandorla is an aquamarine blue. Christ, flanked by two angels, is bearded and wears a golden nimbus (a special type of halo reserved for Christ that reveals the arms of the cross). Two additional angels on either side of Christ, clothed in pale blue gowns with rose‐colored mantles, offer crowns to Christ. Below the mandorla are four orange wings filled with eyes, and from the wings project the heads of an angel, an ox, an eagle, and a lion (Dewald 1915, 282).

13r), the ascension (fol. 13v), Christ enthroned (fol. 14r), and Pentecost (fol. 14v). ) and also contains Acts. The figure of Christ is positioned in a mandorla (almond‐shaped frame) with his right hand in a blessing gesture and his left holding a scroll. The background of the mandorla is an aquamarine blue. Christ, flanked by two angels, is bearded and wears a golden nimbus (a special type of halo reserved for Christ that reveals the arms of the cross). Two additional angels on either side of Christ, clothed in pale blue gowns with rose‐colored mantles, offer crowns to Christ.

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