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Many convincing proofs : persuasive phenomena associated with gospel proclamation in Acts / Stephen S. Liggins.

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Subject: Bible. Acts > Socio-rhetorical criticism.
Bible. Acts > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Acts.
Evangelistic work > Biblical teaching.
Persuasion (Rhetoric) > History > To 1500.
Proselytizing > Judaism.
Christianity and other religions > Greek.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic book.

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  • ISBN: 9783110459708
  • ISBN: 3110459701
  • ISBN: 3110460378
  • ISBN: 9783110460377
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 317 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Berlin ; De Gruyter, [2016]

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General Note: 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.
Summary: 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.
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