In general, Giraudet notes that the Dionysiaca--the work of the same Christian author who wrote the Paraphrase of the Gospel of John--shares with both the ancient novels and the apocryphal Acts of the Apostles
a special interest in the theme of the preservation of virginity.
At the end of Acts of the Apostles
he was still living in Rome as a preacher and a teacher.
Topics include religious education in classical Greece, learning about the Etruscan religion in ancient Rome, the Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles
as precursor of the conjunction of biblical faith and Hellenistic education, religious education in late antique paganism, Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nazianzus on poetry in Christian education, primary and secondary religious education in Byzantium, and religious education and Bernard of Clairvaux.
Marjorie and Brian Boothroyd shared Bible readings from Isaiah, Acts of the Apostles
and Luke's Gospel.
Referring to Chapter IV of the Acts of the Apostles
, Benedict noted that early Christians reacted to persecution with communal prayer.
Very simply, in the words of this morning's reading from the Acts of the Apostles
, we are told that 'God raised Jesus to life'.
Not only does John's Gospel lend a sense of unity to this Easter season, but also our first readings from the Acts of the Apostles
testify to the impact of the message of Easter rippling outward into ever-widening contexts for the mission of the followers of the Way as Jesus' followers came to call themselves.
Read St Paul in Acts of the Apostles
and he refers to "the street called straight" and there is still one in the heart of the city.
Chapter 9 of the Acts of the Apostles
relates how Saul was simultaneously thrust into darkness and granted spiritual insight: "as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Although The Passion of Mary Magdalen and Bright Dark Madonna are partly based on the Synoptic Gospels the Acts of the Apostles
and Pauls letters Cunninghams work is neither history nor theology.
Each year, I am amazed as I read in the Acts of the Apostles
how this Holy Spirit of God blew like wind and descended like fire, transforming 12 ordinary people into a movement of extraordinary disciples.
You'll never get proof of the Resurrection but if you need evidence read Acts of the Apostles
which is verified by Roman historians - think about what St Peter and St Paul subsequently did.
Interestingly, this was something that St Paul understood, for in the Acts of the Apostles
, one of the New Testament books, he says to the church leaders of Ephesus: "We must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive'.
12 In religion, according to the Acts of the Apostles
, who ascended into heaven at the Mount of Olives?
In the Acts of the Apostles
we can read how Peter's certainties about faith were transformed.