LeTourneau University theology professors Dr. Kelly D. Liebengood and Dr. Aaron J. Kuecker have co-authored a chapter in a new book, “Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism.”
The book has been getting significant attention in theology and biblical studies circles for the manner in which it seeks to address the challenges of historical criticism which, at times, seem to undermine the Christian faith.
In their chapter titled “The Paul of Acts and the Paul of the Epistles,” Kuecker and Liebengood analyse the historical critical claims that the chronology of Paul’s letters does not match the account of Paul’s life in Acts, and that the theology found in Paul’s letters is different than the theology that Paul promotes in his sermons in the book of Acts. Other chapters in the book engage such topics as the Fall, the Exodus, the Conquest, the Covenant as a Post-Exilic Phenomenon, Pseudepigraphy, Prophecy, and the Historical Jesus,
British academics Christopher Hayes and Christopher Ansberry invited Kuecker and Liebengood to be contributors on the book, which is available on Amazon.com.
Kuecker is also the author of “The Spirit and the ‘Other’: Social Identity, Ethnicity, and Intergroup Reconciliation in Luke – Acts” (2011).
Liebengood is the author of “The Eschatology of 1Peter: Considering the Influence of Zechariah 9-14 (2013), and he co-edited “Engaging Economics: New Testament Scenarios and Early Christian Reception (2009).