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Household Conversion Narratives in Acts

Pattern and Interpretation

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Household Conversion Narratives in Acts by David Lertis Matson
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Using features of the narrative-critical method, this book offers an innovative approach to a notable phenomenon in the book of Acts: the conversion of entire households to the Christian faith. When viewed against the household mission of the seventy(-two) messengers in Luke, the stories of Cornelius, Lydia, the Roman jailer and Crispus comprise a pattern of evangelistic activity that provides a common framework for their interpretation. Repetition and variation of the pattern offer important clues for the way each story functions within the wider context of Acts, opening up new lines of interpretation as well as new levels of unity/disunity between the Lukan writings.

Author Biography

David L. Matson is Senior Minister, Westwood Hills Christian Church, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Release date Australia
February 1st, 1996
Edited by David Lertis Matson
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
black & white illustrations
Sheffield Academic Press
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