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The Kingdom according to Luke and Acts: A Social, Literary, and Theological Introduction
Kuhn, Karl Allen

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015 pp. xxiii + 310. $28.99


Description: This substantial, reliable introduction examines the character and purpose of Luke and Acts and provides a thorough yet economical treatment of Luke's social, historical, and literary context. Karl Allen Kuhn presents Luke's narrative as a "kingdom story" that both announces the arrival of God's reign in Jesus and describes the ministry of the early church, revealing the character of the kingdom as dramatically at odds with the kingdom of Rome. Kuhn explores the background, literary features, plotting, and themes of Luke and Acts but also offers significant, fresh insights into the persuasive force of Luke's impressively crafted and rhetorically charged narrative.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Luke, Acts, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Other History, Literary Approaches, Other Methods

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Review by Frank E. Dicken
Published 5/18/2017
Citation: Frank E. Dicken, review of Karl Allen Kuhn, The Kingdom according to Luke and Acts: A Social, Literary, and Theological Introduction, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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