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The truths of the book of Acts should be sufficient to make my point here.
While this overlooks periods of Muslim domination of Spain, Sicily, Albania and the Balkans, or patches of secularism since the Enlightenment, it is pertinent in observing that the magical world seen in the Book of Acts was marginalized in modern times and is reappearing in postmodern culture.
Foxe explains: "For as the Apostles in the primitive age first planted the Church in truth of the Gospel: so the same truth being again defaced and decayed by enemies in this our latter time, there was none that travailed more earnestly in restoring of the same in this realm of England, than did William Tyndale." [51] First in priority among the lives of the three writers that Foxe abbreviates out of the 1570 Acts and Monuments is "the history and discourse of the life of William Tyndale out of the book of Acts and Monuments briefly extracted." It begins with an advertisement that refers the reader to Foxe's already published martyrology:
Or would she criticise his disciples, referred to in the Bible Book of Acts, who went from door to door without let-up, preaching the good news of God's Kingdom?
Among the topics are whether reception history is pertinent to literary criticism, reading Luke-Acts as Luke and Acts, the Book of Acts as narrative commentary on the letters of the New Testament, and hearing Acts as a sequel to a multiform gospel.
Instructions: In your Bible read chapter 2 of the book of Acts. Then fill in the answers to the Pentecost Puzzle Questions below.
Of Widows and Meals: Communal Meals in the Book of Acts. By Reta Halteman Finger.
The Way According To Luke: Hearing The Whole Story Of Luke-Acts by Paul Borgman (Professor of English, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts) is a narrative study of the classic Greek and Jewish literary tale elements of the New Testament Gospel of Luke and Book of Acts. As Professor Borgman insightfully explores the historical complexities of these biblical narratives, The Way According To Luke deftly guides readers through the two-part drama with its principal focus on the mission of Jesus and his apostles through attention to the use of repetition, patterns and other oral narrative particulars as the scriptures were originally intended to be read and understood by the early Christian community.
But it is clearly identified with Jesus--most of the references in the gospels and the book of Acts to Nazareth are in the phrase "Jesus of Nazareth." John, alone among the gospel writers, even tells us that the word "Nazareth" appeared on the identifying notice on the cross.
Every diminishing church needs to have its minister encourage the attendees to read the book of Acts. If they read this Bible book with an open heart, that congregation will yearn for God to manifest His power amongst them as He did in those days!
At the same time Luke is also sketching out for us in these meals just what it means to be "church," to be "the Body of Christ." For, as we see in the Book of Acts, the community of disciples of Christ is a community shaped and nurtured by the table fellowship and hospitality of Jesus, a community where disciples proclaim their faith in Jesus by sharing their tables and lives.
This collection of essays seeks to serve as an introduction to the recent trends which have emerged in studies of the book of Acts. The contributions, by specialists who represent a diversity of views, are grouped according to three themes, all related to the original historical setting of Acts: (a) Issues of Genre and Historical Method, (b) Historical, and Theological Difficulties in Acts, (c) Issues of Literary Criticism.