This festschrift in honour of Professor F. F. Bruce has contributions on Acts considered as an historical document, on the significance of the preface to Luke and the kerygma in Acts, on the journey-motif in Luke-Acts, with some archaeological observations on Paul's first missionary journey, on the resurrection in Acts, on some Semitisms in Acts, on the role of the Christian Prophet described in Acts, and on the connexion between ancient astrological geography and the list of those "out of every nation under heaven" who first heard the gospel on the day of Pentecost.
A further section of the book concentrates on Paul—his conversion, his Christology, his missionary preaching, his attitude to the Law, the part played by revelation and tradition, apostles before and after Paul's time—and also provides contributions on specific passages of Romans, Corinthians, Philippians, Timothy and on the Captivity Epistles generally. A third section discusses the Chi-Rho sign, its origin and significance, some "Acts" and "Epistles" in apocryphal literature, and comes down to the present in a consideration of the first chapter of Romans and the modern missionary movement.
This wide variety of contributions from scholars in three continents is now made available to the large circle of readers who will wish to join in birthday felicitations to Professor Bruce and to wish him many more happy and fruitful years.
Contents Part 1
The Acts of the Apostles as a Document of First Century History. E. M. Blaiklock
The Role of the Christian Prophet in Acts. E. Earle Ellis
The Journey Motif in Luke-Acts. Floyd V. Filson
The Preface to Luke and the Kerygma in Acts. A.J.B. Higgins
The Resurrection in the Acts of the Apostles. I. Howard Marshall
The Purpose of Acts: Schneckenburger Reconsidered. A. J. Mattill, Jr.
Ancient Astrological Geography and Acts 2:9-11. Bruce M. Metzger
Semitisms in the Book of Acts. D. F. Payne.
Some Archaeological Observations on Paul's First Missionary Journey. Bastiaan Van Elderen.
A Comparison of Paul's Missionary Preaching and Preaching to the Church. William Barclay
The Conversion of Paul, and its Influence on his Understanding of Salvation by Faith. Jacques Dupont, O.S.B.
Paul and the Law—"All Things to All Men". H. L. Ellison
The Form, Meaning and Background of the Hymn Quoted in I Timothy 3 :16. Robert H. Gundry
Revelation and Tradition in Paul. G. E. Ladd
1 Corinthians 11 :2-16 : An Interpretation. William Martin
Covenant and Communion in First Corinthians. A. R. Millard
The Theme of Romans. Leon Morris
Further Reflexions on Philippians 2:5-11. C. F. D. Moule
Caesarea, Rome and the Captivity Epistles. Bo Reicke
Apostles Before and During Paul's Time. R. Schnackenburg
The Origin of Pauline Christology. Margaret Thrall
The Chi-Rho Sign—Christogram and/or Staurogram? Matthew Black
Acts and Epistles in Apocryphal Writings. Donald Guthrie
The First Chapter of the Epistle to the Romans and the Modern Missionary Movement. A. F. Walls.