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By Jaroslav Pelikan

Jaroslav Pelikan initiates this forty-volume statement sequence together with his paintings on Acts. This remark, like every one within the sequence, is designed to serve the church--through reduction in preaching, instructing, examine teams, and so forth--and show the continued highbrow and sensible viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.

Pastors and leaders of the classical church--such as Augustine, Calvin, Luther, and Wesley--interpreted the Bible theologically, believing Scripture as a complete witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. smooth interpreters of the Bible wondered this premise. yet in fresh many years, a serious mass of theologians and biblical students has began to reassert the concern of a theological analyzing of Scripture.

The Brazos Theological remark at the Bible sequence enlists top theologians to learn and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century, simply because the church fathers, the Reformers, and different orthodox Christians did for his or her instances and locations.

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According to a considerably later tradition, Luke, who is commemorated in both the Eastern and Western liturgical calendars on October 18, was not only a physician and the patron saint of physicians, but one of the first Christian iconographers and the patron saint of iconographers. 39 This identification was an application of the widely held belief that "above all Mary, mother of Jesus, may be regarded as the principal source, more or less indirect, for the account of the infancy of the Savior"40 that is found in the first two chapters 32.

No one can know the time or the seasons .... U), is connected to the noun "universal restoration" (U1tOKUTUU-raUU:; 1tUVTWV) (3:21 NJB) and may be an anticipation ofits use later (-73:21). "Witnesses" here is used in the dual sense of "eyewitnesses" and "witness-bearers" (-72:31) . . Like the "two men ... in dazzling apparel" in Luke's telling of the Easter story (Luke 24:4), these were not "men" at all, but angels (-712:7). "He Went Up, He Is Coming Again": Ascension and Second Coming '-This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.

14. Chr. Trad. 2:183-98. 15. Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed 8 (CCF 1:162-63); Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed: Occidental Recension 8 (CCF 1:672). 51 2:1 ACT S (17:4) gradually, sometimes almost imperceptibly, through the preaching and teaching of the word of God (~9:1-4). The varieties in the manifestation of the Spirit would include the special inspiration of the aposdes. "Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them" (4:8): when combined with the apostolic claim to be speaking "in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit" (1 Cor.

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