'The book will be welcomed by those scholars doing serious narrativecritical work in Luke/Acts... the treatment of the topic is comprehensive and rigorous..' James McConnell, Religious Studies Review , 2009
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This investigation focuses on the dream and vision scenes in Luke-Acts, highlighting the way Lukan characters interpret their visionary experiences. Following a discussion of methodology, historical background, and critical scholarship, this study provides a comprehensive examination of the dreams and visions in Luke-Acts, with special attention given to those that feature significant interpretation by characters in the story (e.g., Zechariah and Mary [Luke 1-2], Saul's/Paul's conversion [Acts 9, 22, and 26], the Cornelius-Peter episode [Acts 10:1-11:18], and Paul's dream at Troas [Acts 16:9-10]). Lukan dreams and visions certainly portray God's active involvement in the early church. The present study argues that the human side of these visionary encounters is equally important. Just as Lukan dreams and visions depict God's active involvement in the events of human history, they also depict God's people attempting to perceive God's will through these visionary encounters.