New Volume on Luke-Acts
One of my recent PhD students, Sean Adams (who takes up a British Academy Postdoctoral place here in New College in September) is co-editor (with Michael Pahl) of a newly-published multi-author volume on Luke-Acts: Issues in Luke-Acts: Selected Essays (Gorgias Press, 2012). The various contributors address questions of authorship and date, unity of Luke and Acts, the text of Luke and Acts, sources, genre, narrative story-line of Luke-Acts, use of the OT, the speeches, “pneumatology” (the Spirit), depiction of Paul in Acts, patristic reception of Luke and Acts, Luke-Acts and what some (Protestant) scholars refer to as “early catholicism”, and my own essay, “Christology in Acts: Jesus in Early Christian Belief and Practice”.
In concept and coverage, it seems a really fine and useful volume, especially for advanced students and other serious readers. Unfortunately, however, the counter-productive price the publisher has put on it ($95 USD) will serve to deter it being purchased and read as widely as the volume deserves.
I’ve placed a pre-publication version of my own contribution under the “Selected Essays” tab of this blog site, marked as “Acts–Christology”.