Study Guide: Acts

Names, Terms

Peter
Paul
apology

Study Questions/Ideas

Review your notes from the lecture on the Gospel of Luke.  Look for the six themes in Luke to reappear in Acts.  Where do you see them?  What do those passages say about this book’s vision of who Jesus was and who the early church was?

 

Read Peter’s vision in Acts 11.  What does Peter do in the dream? What does the dream mean about the relationships between Jews and Gentiles in the early community?

 

How is the book of Acts like an ancient apology? (Remember (or look up in the glossary in Ehrman) the ancient definition of “apology.”)

 

 

Apostleship in Acts is often portrayed as an imitation of Jesus.  How does this imitation of Jesus play out in the narrative?