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Title: Delightful Acts: New Essays on Canonical and Non-canonical Acts
Author: Attridge, Harold W
Additional Authors or Contributors: Dennis R. MacDonald, Clare K. Rothschild (eds)
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck; Publication Date: 2017
Hardcover; ISBN: 9783161544774
Volumes: 1; Pages: 304
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The impetus for this collection of essays on canonical and non-canonical Acts is to honor the scholarly achievements of Richard I. Pervo. Pervo pioneered the view that canonical Acts is comparable to ancient fiction - the various episodes about Peter, Paul, and the other apostles composed to entertain, even as they inform. In the spirit of this work, contributors prod and provoke readers, traveling at different speeds and with notable variation from the center of the broad orbit of canonical Acts. The hope is that the essays foster conversation about the things discussed, offering no small measure of delight along the way.
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