By Eric D. Barreto

Biblical scholarship has lately all started to discover the complicated notions of race and ethnicity. concentrating on Acts sixteen, Eric D. Barreto inquires as to the functionality of ethnic identities in Luke's composition. the present examine of Acts curtails an entire appreciation of Luke's expansive theological imaginative and prescient through both neglecting racial and ethnic different types or construing them as really static designations. as an alternative, race and ethnicity have been theologically important but versatile notions in Acts. Luke doesn't think the construction of a brand new ethnicity of Christians; in its place, he tasks an interstitial ethnic house among the competing and overlapping ethnic claims of Jews, Romans, Greeks, and the opposite peoples that populate the pages of Acts. Luke doesn't erase ethnic distinction yet employs the versatile bounds of ethnicity as a way to illustrate the vast achieve of the early church movement.

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