The Literary Construction of the Other in the Acts of the Apostles
Charismatics, the Jews, and Women
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Here Mitzi Smith provides a subtle and well-written analysis of how the various kinds of characters are portrayed in Acts and what that means for Luke's theology of mission. She moves far beyond the usual literary summaries of Acts: both the nature of language and the nature of story-telling are treated with sensitivity and sophistication, and yet her book is readable for a non-scholarly audience. A must-read for all those interested in the literary achievement of Luke and Acts and what it means for Luke's theology."
--Lawrence M. Wills
Episcopal Divinity School
author of Not God's People: Insiders and Outsiders in the Biblical World