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10. The Acts of the Apostles

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Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152)

The speech that Stephen gives before his accusers in Acts shows how the author of Luke-Acts used and edited his sources. So, also, does the description of the destruction of Jerusalem in Luke, as compared to that in Mark. The major themes of Luke-Acts are 1) the Gospel going first to the Jews and then to gentiles and 2) that of the prophet-martyr, with Jesus as the prophet-martyr par excellence.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Stephen's Speech in the Acts of the Apostles
19:18 - Chapter 2. The Destruction of Jerusalem in Luke
24:18 - Chapter 3. Luke's Gospel to the Jews First
38:19 - Chapter 4. The Prophet-Martyr in Luke and Acts

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This course was recorded in Spring 2009.