The Genre of Acts: Moving Toward a Consensus?

  title={The Genre of Acts: Moving Toward a Consensus?},
  author={Thomas E. Phillips},
  journal={Currents in Biblical Research},
  pages={365 - 396}
This article examines the four most widely discussed proposals for the genre of Acts in contemporary scholarship (biography as proposed by C. Talbert, novel as proposed by R. Pervo, epic as proposed by D. MacDonald, and history as reflected in the consensus of scholarship). Because the historical genre is currently the most widely accepted understanding, four historical subgenres are also considered (general history as proposed by D. Aune, political history as proposed by D. Balch… 
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