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Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Acts
Malina, Bruce J. and John J. Pilch

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008 pp. vii + 243. $29.00

Description: Like earlier volumes in the Social Science Commentary series, this volume situates Acts squarely in the cultural matrix of the first century Mediterranean world, elaborating its codes of patron and client, mediatorship, honor and shame, healing and sickening, wizardry and witchcraft accusations, and the understanding of the Spirit of God as well as deities and demons as personal causes of significant events. Part 1: Jesus First Command to the Twelve Ė Their Activities Among Israelite Majority Populations (Acts 1:4-12:25) Part 2: Jesus Second Command to Saul/Paul Ė His Activities Among Israelite Minority Populations (Acts 12:25-25:31)

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Acts, Literature

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Review by Kenneth D. Litwak
Published 7/18/2009
Citation: Kenneth D. Litwak, review of Bruce J. Malina and John J. Pilch, Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Acts, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2009).

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