By Jaroslav Pelikan
Jaroslav Pelikan initiates this forty-volume remark sequence together with his paintings on Acts. This remark, like each one within the sequence, is designed to serve the church--through reduction in preaching, educating, examine teams, and so forth--and exhibit the continued highbrow and useful 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 an entire witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. sleek interpreters of the Bible wondered this premise. yet in fresh many years, a severe mass of theologians and biblical students has started to reassert the concern of a theological studying of Scripture.
The Brazos Theological observation 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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Chr. Trad. 2:183-98. 15. Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed 8 (CCF 1:162-63); Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed: Occidental Recension 8 (CCF 1:672). 51 2:1 ACT S (17:4) gradually, sometimes almost imperceptibly, through the preaching and teaching of the word of God (~9:1-4). The varieties in the manifestation of the Spirit would include the special inspiration of the aposdes. "Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them" (4:8): when combined with the apostolic claim to be speaking "in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit" (1 Cor.
49 Among the other issues in the debate is its allegedly antifeminist (-718:24-26b) prejudice. 50 In place of the tag Western Text, however, it could, with much greater justification, be labeled textus a patribus receptus ("text accepted by church fathers"), and it will be so designated here (with the abbreviation TPR), because, as a leading investigator of it says: It is of great importance also that most of the earliest Church Fathers who quote the NT reflect the "Western" text substantially; such as Marcion, Tatian (= Diatessaron), Irenaeus, Tertullian, and Cyprian.
The sneer "they are filled with new wine" (2: 13) and Peter's dismissive and even humorous (~12:13-16) response to this canard, "These men are not drunk, as you suppose, it being only the third hour of the day' (2: 15 TPR), do call to mind the contrast drawn by Paul between the right and the wrong way of being filled: "Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart" (Eph.
Acts by Jaroslav Pelikan