New PDF release: Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the

By Professor Dennis R. MacDonald

during this provocative problem to winning perspectives of recent testomony resources, Dennis MacDonald argues that the origins of passages within the booklet of Acts are to be stumbled on no longer in early Christian legends yet within the epics of Homer. MacDonald specializes in 4 passages within the booklet of Acts, examines their capability parallels within the Iliad and concludes that the writer of Acts composed them utilizing recognized scenes in Homer's paintings as a version. literature, MacDonald indicates how the tale generated a colourful, mimetic literary culture lengthy sooner than Luke composed the Acts. Luke may have anticipated knowledgeable readers to acknowledge his transformation of those stories and to work out that the Christian God and heroes have been enhanced to Homeric gods and heroes. construction upon and increasing the analytic equipment of his prior booklet, The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark, MacDonald opens an unique and promising appreciation not just of Acts but additionally of the composition of early Christian narrative in general.

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