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Reading Acts
Jipp, Joshua W.

Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2018 pp. vii + 160. $22.00

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Cascade Companions


Description: The book of Acts tells the story of what happened after the death and resurrection of Jesus. The book is filled with adventure and entertainment as Acts narrates Godís activity among his people and the world. In this book I explore one way of reading Acts that attends closely to the plotline of the book and seek to invite readers into the story that Acts tells. Along the way, I examine some of the most important themes of Acts, including divine activity, the extension of the gospel to surprising people in surprising ways, conflict and congruence between the gospel and the broader world, and the ongoing importance of Israel as Godís people. While there are many excellent reasons to read Acts, I reflect too upon the theological and ethical vision of Acts for those who read this book as Christian Scripture.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Acts, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches

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Review by Renee Dutter Miller
Published 10/10/2019
Citation: Renee Dutter Miller, review of Joshua W. Jipp, Reading Acts, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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