Acts of the Apostles
Acts of the Apostles The fifth book of the New Testament.
Most Catholics believe Acts was authored by St. Luke. Some biblical scholars dispute this with apparently rational arguments, which on closer inspection appear to be irrational.
The book provides historical material about the early spreading of the Gospel and disputes that arose in the process.
Acts begins at the resurrection and ascension of Christ, and focuses on the growth of the Christian Church, its expansion to Samaria and Antioch, and Paul’s missionary journeys to Asia Minor, regions of the Aegean and Rome.
Acts ends after Paul’s imprisonment of two years at Rome.
Perhaps most important, Acts unifies the four divisions of humanity (Jews, Samaritans, proselytes, Gentiles) under the banner of Christianity.
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