BIBL 242
Biblical Literature and Interpretation

Recent scholarship has emphasized that the book of Acts is more than just an historical account of the early church. Like its companion volume, the gospel of Luke, Acts presents a distinctive theology, particularly with respect to the empowering work of the Holy Spirit. This class will focus particularly on the rise of Messianic Judaism, the success of the Pauline mission in the Gentile world and the theological concerns presented in Luke-Acts.