Draper, Jonathan A. “The Social Milieu and Motivation of Community of Goods in the Jerusalem Church of Acts.” In Church in Context, edited by Cilliers Breytenbach, 79–90. Pretoria: NGK Boekhandelaar Pretoria, 1988.
AbstractThis paper explores the community of goods practiced by the Jerusalem Church according to Luke 2:42-47; 4:32-37; 5:1-11, against possible parallels in the Hellenistic world, Pharasaic haburoth and the Essene communities. It concludes that some form of community of goods was actually practiced by the first Christians in continuity with Jesus' radical social programme and was not the invention of Luke-Acts. It finds these conclusion to be a challenge to Christians today work for social and economic justice.
Linton, Olof. “The List of Nations in Acts 2.” In New Testament Christianity for Africa and the World: Essays in Honour of Harry Sawyerr, 44–53. London, 1974.
Machingura, Francis. “‘All of Them Were Filled with the Holy Spirit and Began to Speak in Other Tongues’(Acts 2: 4): Glossolalia as a Defining Characteristic of Zimbabwean Pentecostalism.” In Aspects of Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe, edited by Lovemore Togarasei, 91–109. Cham: Springer, 2018.
AbstractThis chapter analyses the context of glossolalia in Acts 2:4 and the role that glossolalia plays in Pentecostal Christianity. It looks at how Pentecostal Churches take glossolalia (Acts 2:4) as an important sign of possessing the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It also seeks to show how glossolalia is used as an important tool of ministry. The findings are based on fifty questionnaires that were distributed to Christians from various Pentecostal denominations (ZAOGA, AFM in Zimbabwe, UFI, Heartfelt International Ministries, Spirit Embassy, Faith World Ministries) to establish their perception on the important role of glossolalia in the lives of Christians.
Machingura, Francis. “A Contextual Analysis of Acts 2: 1–13 and the Implications in the Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe (AFM).” In From Text to Practice: The Role of the Bible in Daily Living of African People Today, edited by Masiiwa R. Gunda, 63–78. BiAS - Bible in Africa Studies. Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press, 2011.
Niccum, Curt. “One Ethiopian Eunuch Is Not the End of the World: The Narrative Function of Acts 8: 26–40.” In A Teacher for All Generations: Essays in Honor of James C. Vanderkam (2 Vols.), by James C. Vanderkam and Eric F. Mason, 883–900. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Oleka, Sam. “The Living God: Some Reflections on Acts 17 and African Traditional Religion.” In Issues in African Christian Theology, edited by Samuel M. Ngewa, Mark Shaw, and Tite Tiénou, 126–32. Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers, 1998.
Wendland, Ernst R., and Salimo Hachibamba. “‘Do You Understand What You Are Reading (Hearing)?’ (Acts 8:30): The Translation and Contextualization of Isaiah 52:13-53:12 in Chitonga.” In The Bible in Africa: Transactions, Trajectories, and Trends, edited by Gerald O. West and Musa W. Dube, 538–56. Leiden Boston Köln: Brill, 2000.
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