Using beneficial properties of the narrative-critical technique, this e-book bargains an leading edge method of a remarkable phenomenon within the ebook of Acts: the conversion of whole families to the Christian religion. whilst seen opposed to the family undertaking of the seventy(-two) messengers in Luke, the tales of Cornelius, Lydia, the Roman jailer and Crispus contain a development of evangelistic job that gives a standard framework for his or her interpretation. Repetition and version of the development supply vital clues for a way every one tale capabilities in the wider context of Acts, commencing up new traces of interpretation in addition to new degrees of unity/disunity among the Lukan writings.

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