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  Acts of the Apostles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Acts emphasizes their witness despite the absence of earthly prosperity, which to the pagan mind was a token of Divine approval.
As for Paul as depicted in Acts, Paul claims that he was appointed the apostle to the Gentiles, as Peter was to the Circumcision; and that circumcision and the observance of the Jewish law were of no importance to the Christian as such.
Acts 6:7 Impact of the gospel in Jerusalem.
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 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Acts of the Apostles -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The style and idiom of the Gospel of Luke and of the Acts, and the usage of words and phrases common to both, strengthen this opinion.
All agree that the Acts of the Apostles is the work of an author of no mean skill, and that he has exercised careful selection in the use of his materials, in keeping with a definite purpose and plan.
Paul insists that he was appointed the apostle to the Gentiles, as Peter was to the Circumcision; and that circumcision and the observance of the Jewish law were of no importance to the Christian as such.
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 ACTS OF THE APOSTLES - LoveToKnow Article on ACTS OF THE APOSTLES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
With these instances in mind, it is natural to regard (3) the curious resemblance as to the (non-historical) order in which Theudas and Judas of Galilee are referred to in both as accidental, the more so that again there is difference as to numbers.
Ever since 1894 he held that both the " Western " text of Acts (which he styles the 0 text) and its rival, the text of th great uncials (which he styles the a text), are due to the author's own hand.
Acts, from its very scope, was least likely to be viewed as sacrosanct as regards its text.
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 Acts of the Apostles
The Acts of the Apostles is the fifth book of the New Testament, written between AD 70 and 90 by the author of the Gospel according to Luke.
Acts is an account of the early preaching about Jesus Christ, the growth of the primitive Christian community, and the spread of the Christian message.
The Acts of the Apostles is the title now given to the fifth and last of the historical books of the New Testament.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Acts of the Apostles
In Acts, i, 8, Jesus had declared that the Apostles should receive power when the Holy Ghost should come upon them, and should be His witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.
The authenticity of the Acts of the Apostles is proved be intrinsic evidence; it is attested by the concordant voice of tradition.
The objection is urged that, from Acts, xvi, 12, it is evident that the author of the Acts was with Paul in the foundation of the Church at Philippi.
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 The Acts of the Apostles, with a study Bible hyper-linked
Acts was intended to be more than a brief history of the service rendered by the twelve disciples, much more than the principal events in the lifework of its four leading characters, Peter, James, John, and Paul.
The abruptness with which the book of Acts closes is not accidental; it deliberately suggests that the thrilling narrative is unfinished, and that the acts of God through the Spirit are to have their sequel throughout the Christian dispensation--each successive generation adding a chapter full of beauty and power to the one that preceded it.
It was the Holy Spirit who led in the ordination of Saul (Acts 9:17) ; in the acceptance of Gentiles into church fellowship (Acts 10:44- 47); in the separation of Barnabas and Saul for missionary work (Acts 13:2- 4); in the Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:28) ; and in Paul's missionary journeys (Acts 16:6, 7).
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 Acts of the Apostles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In pursuit of a politics of holiness: reconciling Hellenic and Hebraic political wisdom in the Acts of the Apostles.
Acts of the Apostles and Southern Race Relations: Progressive Protestants and the Civil Rights Movement.
A tale of two cities: the Acts of the Apostles and the Book of Revelation offer two distinct visions of the City of God.
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 Acts of the Apostles (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
Therefore, the title "Acts of the Apostles" is not entirely accurate, a title which was given to the book at a later date.
AUTHORSHIP - Concerning the authorship of Acts, it was certainly the work of Luke, the "beloved physician" (compare Luke 1:1-4; Acts 1:1).
The opening sentences of the Acts are just an expansion and an explanation of the closing words of the Gospel.
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THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES This Book, which, from the first ages, hath been called, THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, is not to be considered as a history of what was done by all the Apostles, who were dispersed into different nations; but only a short view of the first establishment of the Christian Church.
Then it pleased the apostles and ancients, with the whole church, to choose men of their own company and to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas, who was surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren.
Writing by their hands: The apostles and ancients, brethren, to the brethren of the Gentiles that are at Antioch and in Syria and Cilicia, greeting.
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 Acts of the Apostles Chapter 29
Acts of the Apostles, Missing Chapter 29 Found
Note it is titled Acts 29, which would be the chapter which follows the canonical Acts of the Apostles in Holy Scripture.
8- Now when it was voiced abroad that the Apostle had landed on thier coast, great multitudes of the inhabitants met him, and they treated Paul courteously and he entered in at the east gate of their city, and lodged in the house of an Hebrew and one of his own nation.
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 Acts
The Acts of the Apostles does not contain a complete history of the growth and expansion of Christianity in its first generation, but focuses only on a few geographical areas.
Acts 1–7 describes the preaching of the apostles and the growth of the Christian community in Jerusalem.
Acts 13–28 deals with the expansion of Christianity to "the ends of the earth," esp. through Asia Minor, Greece, and eventually to Rome, the capital and largest city of the Roman empire.
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 USCCB - NAB - Acts - Introduction
This was accomplished through the divinely chosen representatives (Acts 10:41) whom Jesus prepared during his historical ministry (Acts 1:21-22) and commissioned after his resurrection as witnesses to all that he taught (Acts 1:8; 10:37-43; Luke 24:48).
In the interpretation of Acts, care must be exercised to determine Luke's theological aims and interests and to evaluate his historical data without either exaggerating their literal accuracy or underestimating their factual worth.
By stressing the continuity between Judaism and Christianity (Acts 13:16-41; 23:6-9; 24:10-21; 26:2-23), Luke argues that Christianity is deserving of the same toleration accorded Judaism by Rome.
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 Acts of Apostles: catholicismtermpapers.com- catholicism term papers, catholicism research papers, catholicism essays
More specifically, the Acts is a description of the fulfillment of Christ’s promises made to his disciples about the spread of the Church with the power of the Holy Ghost provided by the Lord to human agents who were ordained to spread the word of God.
The Acts starts with the story of the birth of the church in Jerusalem (chapters 1-5); describes the martyrdom of Stephen and the conversion of Paul (in chapters 6-9) and the revelation to Peter about God’s to include people other than the Jews (the Gentiles) in the church (chapters 10-12).
The title of the “Acts of the Apostles” was given to the...
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 Acts of the Apostles. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Passages written in the second person plural suggest that the author was a companion of Paul, though it is also possible this was a literary device lending vividness to the travel narrative.
Acts conveys the author’s particular concept of the Holy Spirit’s providential guidance of the plan of salvation in history in the face of Jewish and Roman opposition.
When believers encounter Roman officials, Acts seems to stress the political innocuousness of the believers.
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 Acts - Chapter 9 - J. W. McGarvey's Acts of Apostles on SearchGodsWord.org
Although he had acted ignorantly, and in unbelief, yet it was with so many misgivings, that he ever afterward regarded himself as the chief of sinners, having been the chief of persecutors.
Before Saul could enter upon the office of an apostle, it was necessary that he should become a citizen of the kingdom of which he was to be a chief officer.
[Acts 2:1-4.] They also received it after they had been immersed; for the fact that Jesus preached the immersion of John, and caused the twelve to administer it under his eye, is proof that they themselves had submitted to it.
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 THE HOLY SPIRIT IN ACTS: CHAPTERS 1-2
The Book of Acts is essential to our understanding of what happened between the Gospel accounts and the letters Paul, Peter, James, Jude and John wrote to individual and groups of Christ's followers.
Acts has been called "The Acts of the Apostles," "The Acts of the Holy Spirit," and "The Acts of the Church".
The Holy Spirit acted upon the lives of the Apostles and they acted upon the lives of the people of Israel.
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 Acts of the Apostles - Bible map software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Visually follow the journeys of the 1st century apostles as you read each chapter on the screen.
The disciples obeyed their Master's instructions, and were soon found preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ in lands near and far.
The book of "Acts" records many of the places in which the apostles traveled as they preached the gospel and exhorted the ecclesias.
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 Acts
"The Acts of the Apostles," extended introductory booklet, Dom Henry Wansbrough, 2005.
Acts, John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament.
"The Acts of the Apostles and the Growth of the Church," Part Two of An Introduction to the New Testament by Richard Heard.
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 Geek.com Book Review: Acts of the Apostles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
You can read the first chapter of Acts of the Apostles on the Rosalita Associates website, and I recommend that you do this (great Open-Source flavored thinking by the author to let people get a taste of the book for free before buying).
What makes the geeky stuff in Acts of the Apostles (and there's lots of it) even better is that there's no apology for it.
Acts of the Apostles has philosophy, weight-lifting, volunteering in Africa, Frank Zappa, DNA research, microchip design, police procedure, encryption methods, murder, intrigue, drumming, action, eating and drinking, theft, and more, and EVERY bit of it is realistic and believable because Sundman writes SO well and knows SO much.
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 Amazon.com: Acts of the Apostles (Mind Over Matter Series): Books: John F. X. Sundman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An ontological thriller-sensuously technical, technically sensuous, Acts of the Apostles lyrically, hypnotically pretends to be an investigation of Gulf War Syndrome, but its real subject is Kaczynski's Postulate: that technology and freedom cannot be reconciled.
The author clearly has a strong personal understanding and passion for the characters and context of "Acts of the Apostles", and that depth comes out in the fast-paced, dreamlike qualities of the story as its various layers unfold.
Acts of the Apostles is abundant in its neuroscience and computer science, and even for a reader like me -- not greatly knowledgeable in either subject -- it was an engrossing read that I could only put down for naps.
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 The SF Site Featured Review: Acts of the Apostles
Acts of the Apostles is his first novel.
In Acts of the Apostles, that is the very use an extremely powerful and ruthless man has chosen to develop.
He's already succeeded with part of his plan; now it is up to a handful of engineers and scientists to discover a way to stop him and reverse the damage already done.
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 Ask a Catholic: What is the Bible?
Jesus' birth in Bethlehem to a virgin, his ministry to the poor, the downtrodden and the sick, and his violent death are all foretold in the prophetic books.
The New Testament is composed of twenty-seven books which were written in Greek between 50 A.D. and 140 A.D. It consists of the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles or Letters and the Book of Revelation.
The Acts of the Apostles was written by St. Luke about 70 A.D. to 75 A.D. It describes the faith, growth and way of life of early Christianity.
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 USCCB - NAB - Acts 1
Then they gave lots to them, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was counted with the eleven apostles.
This gift of the Spirit was first promised in Jesus' final instructions to his chosen witnesses in Luke's gospel (Luke 24:49) and formed part of the continuing instructions of the risen Jesus on the kingdom of God, of which Luke speaks in Acts 1:3.
It is the starting point for the mission of the Christian disciples to "the ends of the earth," the place where the apostles were situated and the doctrinal focal point in the early days of the community (Acts 15:2, 6).
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