Contribution to Book
This chapter focuses on three related aspects of the function of the term parrēsia in the characterization of the philosopher that stand out and will be useful for the subsequent assessment of the function of the term in Acts; they are: (a) the association of parrēsia and conflict with ruling authorities; (b) divine commission as the source of parrēsia; and (c) the significance of Socrates as the model for later philosophers.
Rubén R. Dupertuis & Todd Penner
Dupertuis, R. R. (2013). Bold speech, opposition, and philosophical imagery in the acts of the Apostles. In R. R. Dupertuis & T. Penner (Eds.), Engaging early Christian history: Reading acts in the second century (pp. 153-168). Acumen.
Engaging Early Christian History: Reading Acts in the Second Century