Friday, March 21, 2014

Richard Carrier on Acts as Fiction

Richard Carrier analyses Acts and shows why it is historically unreliable and clearly contains fictions.

For a good bibliography on Acts, see the books below:

On Acts:
Pervo, Richard I. 2008. The Mystery of Acts: Unraveling its Story. Polebridge Press, Santa Rosa, Calif.

MacDonald, Dennis Ronald. 2003. Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles. Yale University Press, New Haven.

Crossan, John Dominic. 2012. The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus became Fiction about Jesus. SPCK, London.

Conzelmann, Hans. 1987. Acts of the Apostles (trans. James Limburg, A. Thomas Kraabel, and Donald H. Juel), Fortress Press, Philadelphia.

On the author of the Gospel of Luke and Acts and Q:
Goulder, Michael D. 1989. Luke: A New Paradigm. JSOT Press, Sheffield.

Goodacre, Mark S. 2002. The Case against Q: Studies in Markan Priority and Synoptic Problem. Trinity Press International, Harrisburg, Pa.

Shellard, Barbara. 2004. New Light on Luke: Its Purpose, Sources and Literary Context. T&T Clark Int., London.

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