The Acts of the Apostles: Four Centuries of Baptist Interpretation is a landmark work of research, containing examples of specific ways that Baptists have used Acts in their confessions, sermons, tracts, commentaries, monographs, devotional and denominational literature, speeches, and hymns. Including the entirety of the Acts as translated by Baptist luminary Helen Barrett Montgomery, this commentary beautifully illustrates the diversity of Baptist responses to this book of Scripture, and in so doing, a variety of hermeneutical approaches within the Baptist tradition.
Beth Allison Barr is Assistant Professor of European Women's History, Baylor University. Her research interests focus on sermon literature in England, 1350-1750, and she is the author of The Pastoral Care of Women in Late Medieval England. She lives in Waco, Texas. Bill J. Leonard is Dean of the School of Divinity and Professor of Church History, Wake Forest University. A prolific writer, his most recent books include Baptist Questions, Baptist Answers: Exploring Christian Faith (2008), Baptists in America (2007), and Baptist Ways: A History (2003). He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mikeal C. Parsons is Professor and Macon Chair in Religion at Baylor University. C. Douglas Weaver is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Religion and Associate Professor of Religion at Baylor University. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Acts of the Apostles: Four Centuries of Baptist Interpretation .
Acts 1: The Ascension and the Choice of Matthias Acts 2: The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit Acts 3-5: The Glad Dawn of the Early Church Acts 6: The Jerusalem Church Appoints Deacons Acts 7-8: The Martyrdom of Stephen and the Mission of Philip Acts 9: Saul Sees a Great Light Acts 10-12: Widening Circles of Influence Acts 13-14: Barnabas and Saul Sent Forth as Missionaries Acts 15: Broken Fetters Acts 16: The Gospel Crosses Over into Europe Acts 17: Paul Preaches on Mars Hill Acts 18-19: Ministry and Persecution in Corinth and Ephesus Acts 20: Paul Sets Out to Jerusalem and Bids Farewell to His Converts Acts 21-23: Paul's Arrest in Jerusalem and Escape to Caesarea Acts 24-26: Paul Defends His Faith Acts 27-28: Paul's Journey and Ministry in Rome