Explore the books of Luke and Acts in depth with Dr. Darrell L. Bock, an internationally recognized scholar who has been teaching and writing on these books for over thirty-five years. Throughout this three-course bundle, see what makes Luke’s Gospel distinct from the other Gospels, explore key moments in the book of Acts, and trace the theological themes that span these two books. You will learn how Luke’s writings are the “glue” that holds the New Testament together and explore how they cohere the Old Testament and the New.
“Luke-Acts is fundamentally about legitimization,” says Dr. Bock. “Even though Christianity seems to be new, it actually is the realization of promises that go back all the way to Abraham, all the way to Moses. It’s been around a long time. It’s the completion of Jewish hope, and that legitimizes the early church. . . . What’s being preached is that Jesus Christ is the Messiah of Israel and completes the promise that God made to Abraham long ago.”
Dr. Darrell L. Bock, research professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture at Dallas Theological Seminary, serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today, and is on the board of Chosen People Ministries and Wheaton College. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Bock served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society.
He has earned international recognition as a Humboldt Scholar for his work in Luke-Acts, historical Jesus study, biblical theology, as well as with messianic Jewish ministries. He has published articles in the Los Angeles Times and The Dallas Morning News and is a well-known author of over 30 books. His publications include Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods, Jesus according to Scripture, an NIV Application Commentary on Luke, Breaking the Da Vinci Code, and commentaries on Acts and Luke in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series.