Peter and Cornelius
A Story of Conversion and Mission
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Through his use of the fairly new narrative-critical method in biblical studies, Nguyen brings the powerful Peter and Cornelius episode alive in a refreshing way that helps us appreciate, not only the who, how, and what, but also the social context and theological significance of this 'turning point' in the church's understanding of itself and mission."
--Roger Schroeder, Chair of Catholic Missiology, Catholic Theological Union at Chicago
"By means of narrative criticism, Nguyen brings new insights to the understanding of one of the foundational events of the early church. His work is not only a signal contribution to biblical hermeneutics, marked by solid scholarship in both historical and rhetorical analysis, but also to the theology of Christian missions . . . I strongly recommend this book to people engaged in biblical and missiological studies."
--Peter C. Phan, Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University
"The author's thoughtful thesis of Luke the pastoral theologian is more in line with how the original writer regarded himself than the perennial view of Luke as the historio-theologian. Contextual to the original audience, Luke's powerful story inspires us to have confidence in the ancient art of storytelling to reveal the gospel to our contemporary, technology-savvy generation."
--Robert L. Gallagher, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College Graduate School