It Didn’t Take Them Long

Those WTS folks are on the ball! I hinted that they should carry this commentary (one of the better commentaries on Acts), and it is already slated to appear in the bookstore this month!



  1. G.C. Berkley said,

    September 8, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Wow, the power you wield :-)

    Shouldn’t qualifications be made about some of Witherington’s theological positions? (Not saying he shouldn’t be read, of course, or that he isn’t an excellent commentator).

  2. Paul M. said,

    September 8, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    I take credit for some of that power being wielded to bring about this addition to WB! :-)

    Witherington’s a flamming Arminian, etc., etc., etc.

    Anyway, he takes Acts 2:23 and 4:28 in ways congenial to Reformed theology. Claims morally responsible actions were determined. Good to use against guys like Boyd (an open theist) who claim that only “a crucifixion” was predetermined, but not any of the agents. Stir up trouble within the (broader) Arminian camp.

    I appreciate his take on Acts 2:39 especially. I find it helpful to a paedobaptist case. A more extended argument, though, is in his book _Troubled Waters_, which, btw, is a very good book as far as baptism studies are concerned.

  3. greenbaggins said,

    September 8, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Indeed, Paul. And yes, Witherington is not all that congenial to Reformed theology, but he is an excellent commentator on Acts (his commentary on Matthew isn’t much, in my opinion, but his socio-historical approach yields rich dividends in Acts).

  4. greenbaggins said,

    September 22, 2008 at 9:18 am

    The book is now available at WTS bookstore. I have updated the link.

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