Joyous Encounters
Joyous Encounters

Joyous Encounters

Discovering the Happy Affections in Luke-Acts


352 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback, Hardcover, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket

Paperback, $34.95 (US $34.95) (CA $46.95)

Publication Date: November 2018

ISBN 9780824599300


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Any list of emotions characterizing true Christian spirituality must include joy. In his two volumes, Luke summons his audience to joy-filled living in personal and community life. This study supplements a dearth of biblical and theological attention to the topic of joy. Luke's paired volumes show people encountering the numinous (supernatural) world through a plethora of charismatic experiences with the divine. These experiences include angelic visitations, visions, healings, and baptism in the Spirit. Within the broad canon of Scripture, Luke draws his readers into the affective experiences of others.

Author Biography

J. Lyle Story is a Professor of New Testament and Biblical Languages and has taught biblical languages and Bible at the graduate level for forty years. His Ph.D. is in biblical studies (1984 Fuller Theological Seminary with Dr. David Hubbard and Dr. Ralph Martin). In addition to the Greek to Me textbook, he has produced a Greek interactive multi-media tutorial (, was a contributing author to The Spirit-Filled Life Bible, and has written numerous journal articles, dictionary articles, and book chapters.