"But God Raised Him from the Dead"
The Theology of Jesus' Resurrection in Luke–Acts
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"This truly interesting and perceptive book contends that the conceptual background in Luke-Acts of Jesus' resurrection and ours is Jewish and associates these topics with the final restoration of God's people and the full establishment of his kingdom. Jesus' resurrection is very correctly interpreted as prefiguring and guaranteeing our own."
-- Robert O'Toole, SJ, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy
"In spite of the generally recognized centrality of the resurrection of Jesus to the theology of Luke-Acts, this is the first monograph devoted to the subject in the English-speaking world. In a stunning tour de force, Anderson locates Luke's presentation of the resurrection within the ancient Jewish and Roman worlds of thought and engages in careful exegesis of a range of relevant Lukan texts in order to interpret the significance of God's raising Jesus from the dead within Luke's message of salvation. The result is a welcome, impressive contribution both in our understanding of resurrection in Second Temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman World and to Lukan studies."
-- Joel B. Green, Asbury Theological Seminary
"Anderson demonstrates the central significance of the resurrection of Jesus as the major saving event in Luke-Acts and constantly develops fresh insights into the text. This is a definitive treatment of the topic."
-- I. Howard Marshall, University of Aberdeen
"At last -- the major study of Jesus's resurrection in Luke-Acts which we lacked! We are in Kevin Anderson's debt for this fine, thoughtful, well-argued, and lucid study."
-- Steve Walton, London School of Theology