Blurb from reviewer, “'...important, well-researched and effectively argued'” –  F. Gerald Downing, Theology. Quantity available: 1. From Rare Book Cellar (Pomona, NY, U.S.A.) AbeBooks Seller Since 24 November 2001 Seller Rating. $('#addtocartbutton-128236').click(function() { '” –  F. Gerald Downing, The opening chapter about the history of scholarship on the Hellenists is well worth reading in its own right. The way in which Penner argues his case is admirable in regard to both its analytical sharpness and scholarly fairness. F. J. Foakes and Kirsopp Lake (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1966), 4:64. Hellenists Source: A Dictionary of the Bible Contains accessibly written entries for topics covering the religious, historical, and social aspects of the Bible. L. G. Bloomquist, ga('ec:addProduct', Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. That experience set the stage for Pauls commissioning by the risen Jesus to evangelize Hellenists (Acts 9). ... Stephen and Philip were a good deal more than almoners. In Penner's words the book argues that: "Luke's work is a form of epideictic historiography: His goal is to write in praise of Christian origins' (288). ..This book requires no bonus, but i has one: a foreword by David Balch.' L. G. Bloomquist, Faculty of Theology, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario” –  Professor the Rev. Specializing in Modern First Editions, out-of-print books, and other hard-to-find books. Theology, “'...important, well-researched and effectively argued. By Fra Angelico, “Life of Stephen: Ordination and Distributing Alms” — making sure the Hellenist widows get a fair deal. Buy In Praise of Christian Origins: Stephen and the Hellenists in Lukan Apologetic Historiography (Emory Studies in Early Christianity) by Penner, Todd, Balch, David L. (ISBN: 9780567026200) from Amazon's Book Store. In Stephen: Paul and the Hellenist Israelites, John J. Pilch reflects on Stephen as a Hellenist Israelite, a collectivistic person, a deacon (the word does not appear in Acts), and one who true to his tradition communicates with the world of God in alternate states of consciousness. 'name': 'Contextualizing Gender in Early Christian Discourse' In Praise of Christian Origins: Stephen and the Hellenists in Lukan Apologetic Historiography (Emory Studies in Early Christianity) This work Despite being Jewish, the Hellenists had adopted Greek cultural elements and spoke Greek. ga('ec:addProduct', He shows that Luke, like other ancient historians, was less interested in historicity than in writing a persuasive narrative. It is a significant contribution to the study of Acts within the context of ancient history writing. "The Hebrews"in this verse are the Christian converts among the Jews who were born and raised in Background. Blurb from reviewer, “In Penner's skilled analysis, Acts 6-7 becomes a prism that reveals new understandings, as much about modern scholarship as about ancient texts and historiography. "” –  The Bible and Critical Theory Vol.3. Almost all scholars look to Acts 6:1-8:3 as providing the bedrock of early Christian tradition. It is possible these men were not followers of Jesus prior to Pentecost. Blurb from reviewer, “"In his study, Penner offers a well-argued rhetorical analysis of the Stephen materials in Acts and significantly advances our understanding of the rhetorical nature of New Testament texts, including the nature of Lukan historiography. View all copies of this book. ... And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochoros, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaos, a proselyte of Antioch. 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