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Mobile Ed: NT216 Introductory Issues in Acts (2 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: NT216 Introductory Issues in Acts (2 hour course)

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Lexham Press 2015–2016

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Overview

Dr. Craig S. Keener, award-winning scholar and author of one of the largest and most thoroughly documented Acts commentaries available, provides students with an introduction to the book of Acts which focuses on such fundamentals as genre and historical context. He also explores key themes including mission, ethnic reconciliation, and evangelism, and discusses the Spirit’s power to bring these about.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Analyze and critique some of the common suggestions for the genre of Acts
  • Explain how the preface to the Gospel of Luke is consistent with his writing in Acts
  • Outline the historical consistency that Acts shows with external history and with parallel events in the Pauline epistles
  • Explain the role of eyewitness testimony, for Luke and for modern readers of the book of Acts

Course Outline

Introductory Issues in Acts

  • Introducing the Course and Speaker
  • Authorship of Acts
  • Searching for the “We Narratives” in the Book of Acts
  • Dating of Acts
  • Genre of Acts
  • Historiography in Acts
  • Novels and History
  • Luke’s Historical Method
  • Correspondence with External History
  • History in Acts and in Paul’s Letters
  • Examining Historical Details from Acts Corroborated in Pauline Epistles
  • Historical Accuracy of the Speeches in Acts
  • Miracles and Worldview
  • Miracles and Christianity: Part 1
  • Miracles and Christianity: Part 2
  • Relation between Luke and Acts
  • Investigating Parallels between Luke and Acts
  • Conclusion

Product Details

  • Title: NT216 Introductory Issues in Acts
  • Instructor: Craig S. Keener
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 2

About Craig S. Keener

Dr. Craig S. Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, and is the author of 17 books, four of which have won Christianity Today book awards. One, IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, has sold more than half a million copies. He has authored scholarly commentaries on Matthew, John (two volumes), Acts (four volumes), and more briefly on Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Revelation.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.