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Body and Character in Luke and Acts

The Subversion of Physiognomy in Early Christianity

by Mikeal C. Parsons

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Published by Baker Academic .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biblical studies, criticism & exegesis,
  • Religion - Commentaries / Reference,
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc,
  • New Testament - Single Book Studies,
  • Religion,
  • Christianity,
  • Physiognomy,
  • Luke,
  • Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - New Testament,
  • Biblical Studies - History & Culture,
  • Biblical Studies: Gospels/Acts, Biblical Studies: New Testament Backgrounds/Historical Studies/Archaeology,
  • Religion / Bible / Criticism, Interpretation / New Testament,
  • Bible - Stories - New Testament,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Acts,
  • Bible,
  • N.T

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7845775M
    ISBN 10080102885X
    ISBN 109780801028854

    Body and character in Luke and Acts: the subversion of physiognomy in early Christianity. [Mikeal C Parsons] -- In the ancient world, it was commonly believed that outward appearance provided clues to inner character. Luke-Acts. In this regard: "Luke has, for all practical purposes, replaced Matthew's 'Great Commission' as the key text not only for understanding Christ's own mission but also that of the church" (Bosch ). As such, Luke is seen as “being of programmatic significance” (Marshall ).File Size: 94KB.

      VIDEO NOTES. Acts. What the disciples did after Jesus ascended. Key to Acts: Movement But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Luke's christology is carefully designed. Luke portrays the exalted Jesus as God's co-equal by the kinds of things he does and says from heaven. Through the Holy Spirit, the divine name and personal manifestations, Jesus behaves toward people in Luke-Acts as does Yahweh in .

    Though generally understood as a "history," when Acts is read as the sequel to the Gospel of Luke, the combined Luke-Acts resembles. Hellenistic biographies. In the book of Acts, Jesus remains active on earth. all the above (through the work of . The short story, in sum: the author of Luke also wrote the book of Acts; the book of Acts in four places talks about what “we” (companions with Paul) were doing; both books were therefore written by one of Paul’s companions; Acts and Luke appear to have a gentile bias; only three of Paul’s companions were known to be gentiles.


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Body and Character in Luke and Acts by Mikeal C. Parsons Download PDF EPUB FB2

Body and Character in Luke and Acts: The Subversion of Physiognomy in Early Christianity. In this Book. Early Christianity developed in a world where moral significance was often judged based upon physical appearance by: Parsons cast Luke's descriptions of the bent woman, Zacchaeus, the lame man, and the Ethiopian eunuch in a new light and shows how the gospel radically challenges cultural conventions and speaks a word of by: Body and Character in Luke and Acts: The Subversion of Physiognomy in Early Christianity.

In the ancient world, it was commonly believed that outward appearance provided clues to inner character. The science relating physical appearance to moral character is called physiognomy/5(7).

Body and Character in Luke and Acts: The Subversion of Physiognomy in Early Christianity Mikeal C. Parsons Early Christianity developed in a world where moral significance was often judged based upon physical appearance alone. Description: Luke's Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles come out of a world in which it was commonly believed that outward appearance, including physical disabilities, indicated inner, moral character.

This belief that you can, as it were, judge a book by its cover has been described as the "physiognomic consciousness" of the ancient world. Body and Character in Luke and Acts: The Subversion of Physiognomy in Early Christianity Parsons, Mikeal C.

Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, pp. $ Description: Early Christianity developed in a world where moral significance was often judged based upon physical appearance alone. Exploring the manifestations of this ancient science of physiognomy, Parsons rightly shows how Greco-Roman society.

Authorship of the book of Acts is attributed to Luke. He was a Greek and the only Gentile Christian writer of the New Testament. He was an educated man, and we learn in Colossians that he was a physician. Luke was not one of the 12 disciples. Although Luke is not named in the book of Acts as the writer.

Both prefaces are addressed to Theophilus, the author's patron—and Body and Character in Luke and Acts book a label for a Christian community as a whole as the name means "Beloved of God".

Furthermore, the preface of Acts explicitly references "my former book" about the life of Jesus —almost certainly the work we know as The Gospel of Luke. This paper will show the connection between these two works, will explore each book's general message and themes, and discover how Acts builds upon Luke as the second of the companion books.

Companion Books. That Luke and Acts are companion books can be seen in many ways. Both books are addressed to one named Theophilus (Luke ; Acts ).

Galen used this term in connection with the bite of a rabid dog. 7 Pimprasthai, a medical term found only in Luke's writings in the New Testament, is the word for "inflammation," as found in the Hippocratic works of Aretaeus and Galen.

8 The word appearing in Acts for "fallen down," katapiptein, is again peculiar to and is also the. The Book of Acts, which continues the narrative that Luke began in his gospel, is especially important because it was the first written history of the Christian church.

Acts concerns the very vital period in Christian history between the resurrection of Jesus and the death of the apostle Paul, the time when Christian ideas and beliefs were.

Like all skilful authors, the composer of the biblical books of Luke and Acts understood that a good story requires more than a gripping plot - a persuasive narrative also needs well-portrayed, plot-enhancing characters.

Saint Luke, also known as Luke the Evangelist, is widely regarded as the author of both the Gospel of Luke and the Book of wrote more of the New Testament than anyone else—even the Apostle Paul. Luke wasn’t an eyewitness to Jesus’ ministry, but he lived during the first century, and according to his own writings, he “carefully investigated everything.

Luke-Acts, Theology of. The initial verses of both the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts indicate they were written to an otherwise unknown person named Theophilus. Acts refers to the "former book" in which Luke has described the life and teachings of Jesus, an obvious reference to a writing like the Gospel.

Acts 1 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven. 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.

3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. Summary. The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts are closely related.

Written by the same author and for the same purpose, both were addressed to a Christian named Theophilus and were designed for the purpose of presenting to him a complete and well authenticated narrative of the early history of the Christian movement.

Mary, Mother of Jesus - Luke’s narrative of Jesus’s infancy focuses heavily on the courage and faith of Mary, who becomes impregnated by the Holy is also one of the only people who remains with Jesus through the crucifixion.

Gospel writers who have a high esteem for the female leaders in the early church community point to Mary as a model of discipleship.

Although the name was quite a common one, ancient tradition has usually identified our Luke with the Luke whom the apostle Paul mentions twice. Paul is an important character in The Acts of the Apostles, and our writer does seem to have travelled with Paul on some of his missionary journeys.

The book of Acts is the sequel to Luke. It opens with a greeting to Theophilus, who was also the intended recipient of Luke’s gospel.

In Acts Luke refer-ences his “former book” and picks up where he left off. In this passage, Luke is restating the Great Commission challenge Jesus gave in Luke Throughout.

Both the books of Luke and Acts are narratives written to a man named Theophilus. The book of Acts starts out with: "The former treatise have I made", probably referring to the Gospel of Luke.

Scholars believe that they were written by the same person. Luke–Acts has sometimes been presented as a single book in published Bibles or New Testaments, for example, in The. First of all Luke mentions the fact that Acts is the sequel to the Gospel of Luke (written around AD), and therefore must have been written ly Luke at the end of Acts Luke mentions Paul's two-year imprisonment in book will therefore have been written only after the end of this is generally assumed that Paul.Of course, this narrative logic is available only to Luke’s audience, not to characters in the story.” The Blind, the Lame, and the Poor: Character Types in Luke–Acts, Journal for the Study of the New Testament: Supplemental Series (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, ), – He observes, “To Luke’s audience.Luke refers to the Holy Spirit far more often than Mark or Matthew, and the Holy Spirit is central to the story of Acts.

The responses of those who see God’s power at work in history are characteristically joyful praise (e.g. ; ; ), and a sense of joy runs throughout Luke-Acts. Luke’s gospel and the Acts of the Apostles.