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By Jaroslav Pelikan

The SCM Theological remark sequence at the Bible is a groundbreaking sequence that recovers classical theological observation for the twenty first century church. The commentaries presuppose the doctrinal culture of the Christian church as a residing and trustworthy foundation for exegesis and are born out of the conviction that dogma clarifies instead of obscures.

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Its authority was then invoked by the tradition as an explanation of the puzzling differences that are so obvious between the teachings of Jesus about the kingdom of God before the resurrection, as these are presented in the four Gospels, and the structure of the church's kerygma so soon after the resurrection and ascension. " Paul's account in 1 Corinthians of the several "appearings" of Christ after the resurrection ("for forty days appearing to them and teaching the doctrines about the kingdom of God"), including the appearance to himself "as to one untimely born" (wcrn:EpEl T

43 1:14 ACTS the names of the apostles in Acts all have in common-and what they share with all the other rosters of disciples and apostles throughout the New Testament-is that the name Peter always appears first (~5:29a). Mary the Theotokos . Together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus. The RSV rendering of mJV in 1: 14 as "together with:' rather than simply "with," as in the AV, serves to emphasize association rather than mere accompaniment, and therefore the solidarity of the disciples then, and of the church ever since, with Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as the unique and special place of the one who on the basis of Luke's Gospel has been saluted as "blessed ...

36. Boismard 2000, 59. 47 ACTS 2 "And in the Holy Spirit": The Fullness of the Church • • When the day of Pentecost was fully come. The afftrmative articles of the Nicene Creed of325 conclude with the words "and in the Holy Spirit," with no further explanation.! 17tATJpoua8at, but which does not come through as explicitly 1. 2. 3. 4. 48 Nicene Creed 8 (CCF1:159). Ouspensky and Lossky 1999, 200. Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed 8 (CCF 1:163). Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed 2,9-12 (CCF 1:163). ACT S 2:1 in the more prosaic "had come" of RSV and NRSV or even the "came round" of NJB.

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