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Author Walters, Patricia, 1947-

Title The assumed authorial unity of Luke and Acts : a reassessment of the evidence / Patricia Walters
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge Univ. Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xv, 238 pages) : illustrations
Series Society for New Testament Studies monograph series ; 145
Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies) ; 145.
Contents Background and methodology -- Authorial data : seams and summaries -- Authorial criteria : Greek prose compositional conventions -- Authorial unity : analysis results and probabilities -- Final considerations and future directions
Summary For nearly nineteen hundred years, few have questioned the single authorship of Luke and Acts. A careful reassessment of the internal and external evidence, however, reveals this assumption to be built on a shakier foundation than was previously thought. Patricia Walters's innovative study offers a statistical analysis of Luke and Acts, pointing to the existence of highly significant differences in their prose style. In particular, a comprehensive survey and re-examination of the two books' least contested authorial stratum - their seams and summaries - brings to light ancient prose compositional patterns that distinguish Luke and Acts beyond a reasonable doubt. Walters's application of statistical analysis is unique in biblical scholarship, and will provide impetus for using similar methods in other areas of the field. This book will therefore be of great interest to academic researchers and students of early Christianity, classical literature and rhetoric, and New Testament studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-223) and indexes
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Bible. Luke -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Acts fast
Bible. Luke fast
Bibel Lukanisches Doppelwerk gnd
Subject RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780511517709