A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles
1: Preliminary Introduction and Commentary on Acts I-XIV.
Readers looking for a companion text to the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles
will find many insights in Gonzalez's guide to this key and apparently underrated, New Testament author.
Combining his backgrounds in literary theory and theology, Bale investigates the Acts of the Apostles
in terms of generic expectations, intertexts, narrative frameworks, and how it manipulated expectations and emotions to inform and entertain its earliest readers.
Early religious accounts ascribe to him the authorship of two New Testament books - Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles
. His Gospel, known as Gospel of Mercy and Forgiveness, covers over 30 years of Jesus' earthly life, teaching about the Lord's compassion to the poor and suffering, while the Acts covers over 30 years of Church life from its beginning.
For a new me was born, a bit like the eunuch in the Acts of the Apostles
, when my own "Philip" (her name was Sujatha) passed her spirit of fire on to me, years ago now.
Paul, though prophets show up in the Acts of the Apostles
, which calls some of them people who "encourage and strengthen the believers" (Acts 15:32).
Thompson (Sydney Missionary and Bible College, Australia) explores the theme of the unified church in the Acts of the Apostles
, the fifth book of the New Testament, examining it relation to the theme of discord and strife also prominent throughout Acts and in the context of wider Greco-Roman and Jewish literary treatments of unity and discord.
THE opening verses of The Acts of the Apostles
record the words of Jesus: 'You are my witnesses'.
Dimant speaks of "myths," he, in fact, rejects history itself, including Jesus the God-Man, the Acts of the Apostles
and other New Testament writings, and the theology of the Catholic Church.
If one looks beyond Luke to its sequel, Acts of the Apostles
, one sees that this issue of timing of Israel's redemption continues in Acts 1:6, "Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?"
The Representation of Speech Events in Chariton's Callirhoe and the Acts of the Apostles
Just a brief glance at Luke's Acts of the Apostles
surfaces the orderly pattern of evangelization he employs.
The reading from the Acts of the Apostles
tells of the Holy Spirit filling the apostles; they are suddenly able to speak to those of many tongues who crowd the streets of Jerusalem.
His promise was certainly fulfilled, since the Acts of the Apostles
prove that the Holy Spirit came down on them.
We have been pulling ever so slowly back, looking at the early church and ourselves in the story of the Acts of the Apostles
. We see today a fuller picture of the story.