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Title: Eschatological deliverance : the Spirit in Luke-Acts
Author: Perry, Andrew
ISNI:       0000 0004 2674 9335
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2008
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Recent scholarship has discussed Luke's view of the Spirit in relation to conversion-initiation, the life of the early church, and the requirements of mission. This emphasis upon the functionality of the Spirit has associated the Spirit with the beginning of the church and its requirements. Accepting that Luke deploys a view of the Spirit as the 'Spirit of prophecy', research illustrates disagreement about the functions Luke ascribes to the Spirit. This dissertation supplements and challenges this balance in two ways. It shows that the Jewish background for Luke's view of the Spirit is more variegated than the rubric 'the Spirit of prophecy' would suggest. It supplements the consensus view that Luke's eschatological framework for the bestowal of the Spirit is essentially about the beginning of the church, arguing that Luke also presents the bestowal of the Spirit in relation to the 'last days' and closure of a Jewish age.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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