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    Where Are We Going? Acts Paul and Undisputed Letters of Paul Corinthians, Philippians, Galatians,  Romans
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    Acts--Background Luke/Acts (Lk 1:1-4; 24:44-49; Acts 1:1-5) Author/Date Language/Style Greek/LXX Literary genre—historical narrative   Story of God’s salvation history Stories with religious themes Speeches with Apologetic interest
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    Acts--Background Structure 1:8--Jerusalem to Rome— “and you will be my  witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and  Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Jerusalem--chs 1-7 Judea/Samaria--chs 8-12 “ends of the earth”--chs 13-28 Based on 2 major characters Peter=chs 1-12 Paul=chs 13-28
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    Acts--Outline Prologue--1:1-3 Jerusalem--1:4-8:3 Judea and  Samaria--8:4-12:25 Paul and Gentile  lands--13:1-21:16 Paul in Jerusalem-- 21:17-22:30 Paul’s trials--23:1- 26:32 Paul’s trip to Rome-- 27:1-28:31
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    Acts--Literary Features Speeches (20% of the  writing) Kinds of speeches Missionary  speeches to Jewish  audiences-2:14-36;  3:12-26; 13:16-41;  28:25-28 Missionary  speeches to Gentile  audiences-10:34-43;  14:15-17; 17:22-31 Defense speeches Peter--4:8-12; 5:29- 32 Stephen--7:2-59 Paul--22:1-21; 23:1- 6; 24:10-21; 25:8-11;  26:2-29
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    Acts--Literary Features Speeches (cont.) Church speeches,  1:16-22; 11:5-17;  15:7-11; 21:20-25 Farewell address of  Paul--20:18-35 Outsiders to  outsiders 5:35-39;  19:25-28, 35-40;  24:2-8; 25:14-21, 24- 27 Summaries Large--2:42-47;  4:32-35; 5:12-16 Small--2:41, 47 as  examples
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    Acts--Literary Features Conversion Stories Presuppose Lukan Stories Blind man (18:35-42) Zacchaeus (19:1-10)
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    Acts--Conversion Stories Conversion Stories Day of Pentecost,  Acts 2  Samaritans/Simon  (8:4-13) Ethiopian --(8:26- 40) Saul/Paul--Acts 9:1- 22; see chs 22, 26 Conversion Stories Cornelius, chs 10-11 Lydia (16:11-15, 40) Jailer (16:19-34) Thessalonians  (17:10-15) Athenians (17:22- 24) Apollos -- ch 19
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    Acts--Main Themes Relationship of Christianity to Judaism-- legitimate fulfillment of Judaism Non-revolutionary and non-subversive  nature of the Christian movement related  to Roman authority The divine impetus and legitimization of  the Christian movement in the form of the  Holy Spirit
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    Ethiopian Eunuch
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2008 for the course REL 102 taught by Professor Love,d during the Fall '08 term at Pepperdine.

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Acts - Where Are We Going? Acts Paul and Undisputed Letters...

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