Stephen's Sermon and the Structure of Luke-Acts

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Intended for serious students of the New Testament, this text analyzes Stephen's sermon in Acts 7. It points out that the sermon contained the good news which the disciples were to proclaim, and that its literary structure is paralleled by the structures of both Luke and the Acts. The author argues that Israel's sacred history revealed the developmental stages of the Kingdom of God, which were completed with the event of Christ. He shows that, as Luke promised Theophilus (in Luke 1:1-4), the significance of the deeds and words of Jesus are to be discovered in the structure of what Luke had written.

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Delbert Wiens holds a B.D. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Hellenistic philosophy and religion from the University of Chicago. He has taught at Tabor College and, since 1969, at Fresno Pacific College. He has long been active in Mennonite ministries. From 1954 to 1957, he was the director of refugee resettlement and relief in South Vietnam for the Mennonite Central Committee. He is the author of several journal articles and two near-book-length studies.

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