Z Books Around the Web - on Luke, Acts, and Paul
Nijay Gupta shares his thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of Four Views on the Apostle Paul.
“Pour a cup of coffee, kick back, and enjoy a Bird-brewed (but not bird-brained!) Pauline roundtable discussion. You will learn a lot along the way about just how differently one can approach the theology of Paul. While the book was not what I expected (e.g., it won’t really work for an intro course to Paul), it should not be ignored. All four of these scholars are “here to stay,” so to speak, in Pauline studies, so why not get a good grip on what they think about Paul and how they are different?”
Scot McKnight http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2012/08/14/the-new-perspective-revised/
And Mark Stevens at The Parson's Patch reviews A Theology of Luke and Acts, with special focus on the unity of Luke’s two books.
“All in all, from what I have read thus far this book is a great resource for pastors and teachers; but especially for time poor pastors. What Bock doesn’t know about Luke and Acts is probably not worth knowing. He writes in scholarly yet easy to understand manner. That is to say you don’t have to be an academic to understand the main point of what Bock is saying. Furthermore, the book doesn’t get bogged down in verbose details rather it explores the wonder and grandeur of God at work in the life of Jesus and the life of the church while exploring how the two stories overlap, converge and mirror each other.”
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