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The Hope of Israel highlights the sustained focus in Acts on the resurrection of Christ, bringing clarity to the theology of Acts and its purpose. Brandon Crowe explores the historical, theological, and canonical implications of Jesus's resurrection in early Christianity and helps readers more clearly understand the purpose of Acts in the context of the New Testament canon. He also shows how the resurrection is the fulfillment of the Old Testament Scriptures.
The first half of the book demonstrates the centrality of the resurrection in Acts. The second half teases out its implications in more detail, including how the resurrection is the turning point of redemptive history, how it relates to early Christian readings of the Old Testament, and how the resurrection emphasis of Acts coheres in the New Testament canon. This first major book-length study on the theological significance of Jesus's resurrection in Acts will appeal to professors, students, and scholars of the New Testament.
Part 1: The Resurrection in Acts 1. The State of the Question: The Resurrection in Acts 2. "Both Lord and Christ": Peter and the Resurrection 3. "The Hope of Israel": Paul and the Resurrection 4. "I Will Rebuild the Tent of David": Other Resurrection Voices in Acts Part 2: The Theological Significance of the Resurrection in Acts 5. The Resurrection and the Accomplishment of Salvation (Historia Salutis) 6. The Resurrection and the Experience of Salvation (Ordo Salutis) 7. The Resurrection as Apologia Pro Scriptura 8. The Resurrection and Acts in Early Christianity Indexes
The Hope of Israel: The Resurrection of Christ in the Acts of the Apostles is in the following collections: