Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Darrell Bock's Theology on Luke-Acts

There is a promising new series by Zondervan called the Biblical Theology of the New Testament, that has already released an initial volume (2009) authored by the series editor, Andreas K√∂stenberger, A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters: the Word, the Christ, the Son of God. While I have not read all the way through this volume, it truly is comprehensive! One can find almost any topic relevant to Johannine literature in this volume, which weighs in at a whopping 652 pages! For a good review of this volume, see Nick Norelli, here.

The second volume to be released is authored by Darrell Bock and covers Luke-Acts, entitled, A Theology of Luke-Acts: God's Promised Program Realized for All Nations. Bock is eminently qualified to write such a work as he is authored both the Luke and Acts commentaries for BECNT.

Here are all the particulars: A Theology of Luke & Acts—the second volume in Zondervan’s Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series—offers an in-depth analysis of these two books. Examining Lukan themes, language, and the books’ context within the Bible, Darrell L. Bock offers an indispensable resource to biblical scholars. 

Description: Zondervan’s Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series has for years provided pastors, students, and readers with valuable analyses of New Testament books and their contents. In this latest installment, Darrell L. Bock examines Luke and Acts, drawing from his years of experience in biblical theory and interpretation to write an informative resource sure to prove invaluable for seekers of holistic biblical understanding. A Theology of Luke & Acts identifies and evaluates the contribution of Luke, both to the New Testament and to the Bible as a whole text. Bock aims to demonstrate Luke’s significance and his influence in the development of theological discourse.

Features include: • Lukan themes and thematic relevance • Interpretation and significance of language and vocabulary • Contextual importance of Luke’s placement in the Bible Continuing the valuable tradition of the Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series, Bock’s theories regarding Luke and Acts will prove a lasting resource for pastors and aspiring biblical scholars alike.

Page Count: 496 
Available: March 2012

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