Monday, November 29, 2004

Dibelius on Acts

This press release is from Fortress:

Fortress Press Releases Martin Dibelius’s THE BOOK OF ACTS

MINNEAPOLIS (November 23, 2004) — The Book of Acts: Form, Style, and Theology edited by K.C. Hanson brings together some of Martin Dibelius's most important work. While he is especially renowned for his commentaries, Dibelius was on the forefront of literary analysis, the relationship of theology to literary artistry, and the importance of contemporary Greco-Roman history for the analysis of the book of Acts. As an aid to students, each essay has been supplemented with additional notes and bibliography to show where the discussion has continued since Dibelius. This will provide an excellent supplementary textbook for courses on the New Testament or the Bible.


1. Acts in the Setting of the History of Early Christian Literature
2. The First Christian Historian
3. The Book of Acts as an Historical Source
4. Style Criticism of the Book of Acts
5. The Speeches in Acts and Ancient Historiography
6. Paul in the Book of Acts
7. Paul on the Areopagus
8. Paul in Athens
9. The Apostolic Council
10. The Conversion of Cornelius
11. The Text of Acts

Martin Dibelius (1883–1947) was Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and one of the most important biblical scholars of the twentieth century. Among his many publications in English are From Tradition to Gospel (1934), The Sermon on the Mount (1940), Paul (1953), The Pastoral Epistles (Hermeneia; Fortress Press, 1972), and James (Hermeneia; Fortress Press, 1988).

K.C. Hanson has taught biblical studies at Episcopal Theological School and the School of Theology at Claremont, Creighton University, and St. Olaf College. Hanson is the biblical studies editor at Fortress Press. He is author of numerous scholarly articles and two volumes in the Proclamation series. His published works include Palestine in the Time of Jesus: Social Structures and Social Conflicts (Fortress Press, 1998).

Item No: 0800636449
Format: Paperback 256 pages 6 x 9 inches

Price: $18.00

Item No: 0800660900

Format: Hardcover 256 pages 6 x 9 inches
Price: $35.00

To order The Book of Acts please call Fortress Press at 1-800-328-4648 or visit the web site at To request review copies or exam copies please call 1-800-426-0115 ext. 234. For interviews, speaking engagements, and writing assignments please call 1-800-426-0115 ext. 234 or email

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Based on the titles of the 11 chapters, this looks like a revised edition of Martin Dibelius, _Studies in the Acts of the Apostles_, ed. H. Greeven, trans. M. Ling and P. Schubert (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1956. German original 1951. 228 pages).

Ken Olson