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Conversion in Luke-Acts: Divine Action, Human Cognition, and the People of God
Green, Joel B.

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015 pp. xii + 195. $25.00


Description: Repentance and conversion are key topics in New Testament interpretation and in Christian life. However, the study of conversion in early Christianity has been plagued by psychological assumptions alien to the world of the New Testament. Leading New Testament scholar Joel Green believes that careful attention to the narrative of Luke-Acts calls for significant rethinking about the nature of Christian conversion. Drawing on the cognitive sciences and examining key evidence in Luke-Acts, this book emphasizes the embodied nature of human life as it explores the life transformation signaled by the message of conversion, offering a new reading of a key aspect of New Testament theology.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Luke, Acts, Literature, Methods, Social-Scientific Approaches, Theological Approaches

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Review by Marianne Blickenstaff
Published 5/25/2017
Citation: Marianne Blickenstaff, review of Joel B. Green, Conversion in Luke-Acts: Divine Action, Human Cognition, and the People of God, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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