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Community Forming Power: The Socio-Ethical Role of the Spirit in Luke-Acts (Matthias Wenk) Paperback Book, (Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2004) 9780567043504
Community Forming Power: The Socio-Ethical Role of the Spirit in Luke-Acts (Matthias Wenk) Paperback Book, (Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2004) 9780567043504
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Title: Community Forming Power: The Socio-Ethical Role of the Spirit in Luke-Acts

Author: Wenk, Matthias

Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark; Publication Date: 2004

Paperback; ISBN: 9780567043504

Volumes: 1; Pages: 368

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In past years the controversy over Luke's concept of the Spirit has centred on the ethical dimension of his pneumatology. Community-Forming Power sets out to address the issue by assessing the Lukan writings in the light of evidence from Second Temple Judaism and in applying speech-act theory to prophetic utterances. Wenk argues that the Spirit's role in prophecy cannot be limited to the content of the prophetic speech, stripping it artificially from the intention behind it. He further argues that the anointed church continues the liberating work of the anointed messiah in embracing the marginalized, and thus is instrumental in 'realizing good news for the poor'.

Contents

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Ch. 1 Introduction

Pt. I Introduction to the Spirit in the Hebrew Old Testament and in Second Temple Judaism

Ch. 2 The Holy Spirit and the Religious and Ethical Life of Israel in the Old Testament

Ch. 3 The Palestinian Literature

Ch. 4 The Hellenistic Writings of Judaism

Ch. 5 Covenant Renewal and the Spirit in the Qumran Writings

Ch. 6 'Withdrawal' of the Spirit as a Sign of God's 'Withdrawal' from Israel

Pt. II The Spirit and the Religious Life of the People of God in Luke-Acts

Ch. 7 The Transformational and Creative Force of Prophetic Speech

Ch. 8 The Infancy Narratives: The Restoration Anticipated

Ch. 9 'A People Prepared for the Lord': The Role of the Holy Spirit in John the Baptist's Ministry (Luke 3.1-20)

Ch. 10 The Spirit in the Life and Ministry of Jesus: Sources of Obedience and Agency for Renewal

Ch. 11 Pentecost and Joel 3.1-5: A Hermeneutical Key to the Pneumatic Experience of Restoration and Liberation

Ch. 12 Pentecost and the Renewed Community as the This-Worldly Dimension of Salvation and Covenant Realization (Acts 2.42-47)

Ch. 13 Reconciliation and the Spirit in Acts

Bibliography

Index of References

Index of Authors
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