Throughout the nineteenth century, historical research and the rise of higher criticism inspired a new interest in the Gospel of Luke. In this volume, derived from a collection of lectures delivered at the Northfield Christian Workers’ Conference in 1919, Robertson defends supernatural origin of the Bible in general and the inspiration of Luke in particular. He discusses the authorship and dating of Luke and Acts, the source material, the evidence of Luke’s medical background, and archaeological and geographical data. This volume also includes a complex topical index.
- Title: Luke the Historian, In the Light Of Research
- Author: A. T. Robertson
- Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
- Publication Date: 1930
- Pages: 257
About Archibald Thomas Robertson
Archibald Thomas Robertson was born on November 6, 1863 in Chatham, Virginia, during the height of the Civil War. His family moved to Statesville, North Carolina, where he grew up. He was baptized in 1876 and immediately recognized God’s call to preach, and attended Wake Forest College. Upon graduation in 1885, Robertson entered The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he devoted himself to Greek studies under John Broadus. He was appointed Greek instructor as a student, and received his Th.M. in 1888. Robertson became an associate professor in 1890, and then served as Professor of New Testament Interpretation from 1895 to 1934. He devoted his life to preaching, teaching, scholarly activities, and giving public lectures, many of which have been reproduced in book form in this collection. He was a founding member of the Baptist World Alliance, and participated in numerous Bible conferences with Dwight Moody and F. B. Meyer.