|| Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Sydney, 2013), originally presented under the title: Persuasive phenomena associated with evangelistic proclamation in Acts.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-290) and indexes.
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| Frontmatter -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Note on references and style -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Early audiences and their perception of Acts -- Chapter 3: Jewish and Greco-Roman persuasive religious communication -- Chapter 4: Persuasive phenomena associated with evangelistic ministry in Acts 1-12 -- Chapter 5: Persuasive phenomena associated with evangelistic ministry in Acts 13-28 -- Chapter 6: Impact upon early audiences of Acts -- Part 1: Phenomena, contexts and influence -- Chapter 7: Impact upon early audiences of Acts -- Part 2: The ongoing mission -- Chapter 8: Conclusion -- Tables -- Bibliography -- Index of ancient texts -- Index of modern authors.
|| An examination of the book of Acts reveals various persuasive phenomena associated with evangelistic proclamation in the book. This study identifies the four key persuasive phenomena - the Jewish Scriptures, witnessed supernatural events, the Christian community and Greco-Roman cultural interaction - and examines their impact on those people who heard or read the Acts narrative in the decades after its completion.