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What are they saying about Luke and Acts? A theology of the faithful God by Robert J. Karris

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Published by Paulist Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Bible. N.T. Luke -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Bible. N.T. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 127-128.

Statementby Robert J. Karris.
SeriesA Deus book
LC ClassificationsBS2589 .K37
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. ;
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4433741M
ISBN 100809121913
LC Control Number79083899

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The initial verses of both the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts indicate they were written to an otherwise unknown person named Theophilus. Acts refers to the "former book" in which Luke has described the life and teachings of Jesus, an obvious reference to a writing like the Gospel. This book not only deals with preliminary issues surrounding Luke and Acts such as the context of Luke and Acts in the canon of Scripture, and the unity of authorship for Luke and Acts, but also deals with numerous theological themes and issues in Luke and Acts such as salvation, the person and work of Jesus Christ, the coming of the Holy Spirit, the ongoing role of Israel and the Law, and the beginnings . Luke and Acts are two volumes of a single work. Beginning with the life and ministry of Jesus the Messiah, they trace the history of his followers down to the authorʼs own day, some time after the middle of the first century AD. That Acts was a companion book to the Gospel of Luke is witnessed by Luke's words in Acts , "The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and to teach, until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen.".

Verse 1 demonstrates clearly that the unnamed author of Acts is the same person as the unnamed author of the third gospel (Luke with Acts ). The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts form a single, two-volume work. The author quite certainly was Luke for the following reason: First, the author was a companion of Paul. Line by line, Luke compiled much of Acts while Paul was experiencing the triumphs and trials of preaching the gospel, the good news, of the Kingdom of God. Sprinkled throughout Luke's journal are examples of Jewish and gentile Christians participating in a form of worship that many no longer associate with traditional Christianity.   Authorship of the book of Acts is attributed to Luke. He was a Greek and the only Gentile Christian writer of the New Testament. He was an educated man, and we learn in Colossians that he was a physician. Luke was not one of the 12 disciples. Start studying Luke and Acts. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

T he Book of Acts in the Bible, written around A.D., may be best described as a history of the founding and growth of the early church. While there are some areas of great detail of the Acts of the Apostles, many times you must use cross references to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as well as some other epistles in the New Testament to get the full picture of what was. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. The purpose of the book of Acts is governed by the Jews response to Peter and Paul. Luke recorded three rejections by the Jews to Peter and the apostles associated with him to the message of repentance and proclamation of the kingdom. In the latter portion of Acts, Luke recorded three rejections of the Jews to Paul’s overtures of salvation. Those things are not enumerated; they are found only by reading the book. In the first book, Luke also places himself in the same position as Theophilus: he too had to learn these things. In other words, Luke was not an eye-witness but he is recording eyewitness testimony of others. Luke also states he will write an “orderly” account.