Philippe « l'évangéliste » au tournant de la mission dans les Actes des Apôtres
Collection Lectio Divina - N° 232
336 pages - avril 2010
In the Book of Acts, Philip is the one who finds himself at the crux of the mission between Jerusalem and the other nations (Acts 8-11 ) by converting the Samaritans (Acts 8, 4-25) and baptising the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8, 26-40). Yet, while Peter and Paul each occupy half of the Book of Acts, he only gets one chapter (Acts 8) and two verses in chapter 21 (8-9). While Peter and Paul make lengthy speeches to announce the Gospel, Philip only says a few words: “Do you understand what you are reading?” (Acts 8, 30). To date, three monographs have been devoted to Philip. Resuming the study afresh with this narrative analysis, the author shows how, behind the exterior of a seemingly minor character, Luke makes Philip a protagonist who holds together two hermeneutic poles of Luke-Acts: the episodes of the disciples of Emmaus (Lk 24) and the conversion of Cornelius (Acts 10). So, through his discretion, the character Philip incarnates the role of Luke the narrator. He controls the narration while remaining in the background. He is entirely worthy of the title ‘evangelist’: he forms a bridge between the community of Paul and that of Luke.
- Dimensions : 135x215x25
- ISBN : 9782204090209
- Poids : 440 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Daniel Marguerat