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The Old Testament’s context of the descriptions of the miraculous liberations in the Acts of Apostles

Zbigniew Conder

Abstract

The work highlights the theological ideas contained in the Acts of the Apostles through the comparison between some approaches to the leitmotif of miraculous liberation from prison used in the various biblical texts. It is well known, that writers use keywords to share theirs emotions and convictions about their faith. Knowledge of the laws of literary criticism, the ancient history and the principles inculcated by the Magisterium for the proper reading of biblical texts is enough to distinguish between the elements of the literary genre used by the author and the subject of the teaching of the main text. Along the Acts of the Apostles are described some repeated attempts made by the authorities hostile to the Church to intimidate the followers of Christ. This research then compares the Acts of the Apostoles with the books of the Old Testament. However, it does not forget the overall environment and as the sometime, mainly sees similarities with the biblical descriptions of Joseph’s life in Egypt from the book of Genesis, then the life test of the three young people from the fiery furnace and the fidelity of the prophet from the book of Daniel. The work has notices the allusions in the vocabulary and style of narration created by the author of the Acts; above all, his will of emphasizing the primacy of the faith in God. It emphasizes the intention of the author to show the power of faith and the testimony of the servants of God. Then it is showed, that the liberation of Peter, John, Paul and Silas from jail is displayed to strengthen the Church and spread the word of God.
Record ID
UAMb9c12720a6e140a6876e5f7a835cf7dd
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Zbigniew Conder Zbigniew Conder,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Starotestamentalny kontekst opisów cudownych uwolnień z Dziejów Apostolskich
Title in English
The Old Testament’s context of the descriptions of the miraculous liberations in the Acts of Apostles
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Theology (SNH/WyT/FoT) [Not active]
Discipline
theology / (humanities)
Status
Finished
Year of creation
2016
Start date
25-10-2016
Defense Date
25-10-2016
Title date
25-10-2016
Supervisor
Mieczysław Mikołajczak Mieczysław Mikołajczak,, Wydział Teologiczny [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNH/WyT)Szkoła Nauk Humanistycznych [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNH)
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/15084 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
Joseph Patriarch; Daniel; Peter; Paul
Abstract in English
The work highlights the theological ideas contained in the Acts of the Apostles through the comparison between some approaches to the leitmotif of miraculous liberation from prison used in the various biblical texts. It is well known, that writers use keywords to share theirs emotions and convictions about their faith. Knowledge of the laws of literary criticism, the ancient history and the principles inculcated by the Magisterium for the proper reading of biblical texts is enough to distinguish between the elements of the literary genre used by the author and the subject of the teaching of the main text. Along the Acts of the Apostles are described some repeated attempts made by the authorities hostile to the Church to intimidate the followers of Christ. This research then compares the Acts of the Apostoles with the books of the Old Testament. However, it does not forget the overall environment and as the sometime, mainly sees similarities with the biblical descriptions of Joseph’s life in Egypt from the book of Genesis, then the life test of the three young people from the fiery furnace and the fidelity of the prophet from the book of Daniel. The work has notices the allusions in the vocabulary and style of narration created by the author of the Acts; above all, his will of emphasizing the primacy of the faith in God. It emphasizes the intention of the author to show the power of faith and the testimony of the servants of God. Then it is showed, that the liberation of Peter, John, Paul and Silas from jail is displayed to strengthen the Church and spread the word of God.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAMb9c12720a6e140a6876e5f7a835cf7dd/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAMb9c12720a6e140a6876e5f7a835cf7dd

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