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- Paul Among Jews: A Study of the Meaning and Significance of Paul's Inaugural Sermon in the Synagogue of Antioch in Pisidia (Acts 13:16-41) for his missionary work among the Jews
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Summary: This book challenges a popular and influential thesis in Lukan scholarship presented by the Tübingen School: Paul is a rival of Peter and Paul is an anti-Jewish apostle. Consequently, he is solely an apostle to Gentiles in Acts. Through a narrative-critical method, Wenxi Zhang studies Paul's inaugural speech in Antioch of Pisidia and its literary function in relation to Paul's missionary activity among Jews in Acts. He concludes (1) that this inaugural sermon functions as an interpretative key to understand the narrative of Paul's missionary activity among his fellow Jews; and (2) that Paul is not anti-Jewish. He remains a faithful Jew who proclaims to his fellow Jews the fulfillment of God's promise to David in Jesus' resurrection. Consequently, Acts is not anti-Jewish document.
Contents: A history of research -- The literary function of Jesus' inaugural sermon (Luke 4:16-30) -- The literary function of Peter's inaugural sermon (Acts 2:14-40) -- The significance of Paul's inaugural sermon for understanding his ministry to Israel -- Conclusion.
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