- Have a thorough understanding of Luke’s story of the continuing ministry of Jesus in the life of the Early Church. The student should know the plot line and be able to identify rhetorical devices used by Luke to accomplish his purpose(s).
- Be aware of the historical, cultural, social, economic context of the early church and the setting in which Luke composed his work.
- Know the import of certain technical language (such as sitzen leben, eschatology, etc.) used in the study of the Luke–Acts as well as Luke’s key themes (such as “women,” “Holy Spirit,” “restoration,” et al.).
- Convey the key questions raised by the author of Acts and track how he develops his answer to those questions throughout the text.
- Connect your own story with God’s ongoing mission through a deep sympathy for Luke’s purposes and goals.
- Create new ways of communicating the story of Acts to contemporary audiences.
This class is an in-depth study of the structure and content of Luke’s Acts of the Apostles. Special emphasis will be given to the textual, linguistic, rhetorical, and narrative aspects of Luke’s technique of telling the story of Jesus and the Early Church.
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- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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