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Title Ascent into heaven in Luke-Acts : new explorations of Luke's narrative hinge / David K. Bryan and David W. Pao, editors
Published Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xv, 287 pages)
Contents Introduction / David K. Bryan, David W. Pao -- 1. Ascension scholarship : past, present, and future / Arie W. Zwiep -- Part I. Lukan ascension narratives in their ancient contexts. 2. Jesus's ascension through Old Testament narrative traditions / Steve Walton -- 3. For David did not ascend into heaven ... (Acts 2:34a) : reprogramming royal Psalms to proclaim the enthroned-in-heaven king / Joshua W. Jipp -- 4. A revised cosmic hierarchy revealed : apocalyptic literature and Jesus's ascent in Luke's gospel / David K. Bryan -- 5. Benefactor and paradigm : viewing Jesus's ascension in Luke-Acts through Greco-Roman ascension traditions / James Buchanan Wallace -- Part II. Lukan ascension narratives within Luke's literary program. 6. The unity of Luke-Acts and the ascension narratives / Stanley E. Porter -- 7. Jesus's ascension and the Lukan account of the restoration of Israel / David W. Pao -- 8. The ascension and spatial theory / Matthew Sleeman -- 9. Lukan cosmology and the ascension / Charles Anderson -- 10. The ascension as a cultic experience in Acts / Rick Strelan -- Part III. A theologian's postscript. 11. What is this conversation you are holding? / Douglas Farrow
Summary Luke's two-volume work contains the only narrative depictions of Jesus' ascent into heaven in the New Testament. The significance of the event at the end of the Gospel and the beginning of Acts have long been recognized. While select studies have focused on particular aspects of these accounts, however, the importance of the ascension to Luke-Acts calls for renewed attention to the narratological and theological significance of these accounts. Here, leading scholars discuss the ancient, literary and theological contexts of the ascent-into-heaven accounts for the next generation of interpreters
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-262) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Jesus Christ -- Ascension.
Jesus Christ
SUBJECT Bible. Luke -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Acts fast
Bible. Luke fast
Subject RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Christology.
Ascension of Jesus Christ
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Bryan, David K., editor
Pao, David W., editor.
ISBN 9781506418964