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Because Luke and Acts are written by the same author, who carefully constructs the relationship between his two volumes, a clear and obvious theology can be observed, which is expressed in ten major themes that run through his works. These works, which make up a significant percentage of the total New Testament documents, represent the primary missions texts of scripture. Luke’s theology is one of the best cases in scripture of salvation history, a worldview and perspective already found in the Old Testament. The course allocates the bulk of its content to describing Luke’s theology, which emerges out of Jesus mission and message of the Kingdom and then has a section that deals with the standard issues of authorship and date.

Learning Objectives

As a result of successful completion, you will be able:

  • To achieve an overall understanding the Luke-Acts as an historical and theological two-volume work of one author.
  • To understand the structural elements in both Luke and Acts, and the parallel manner in which Luke structures his two volumes.
  • To understand ten major theological themes that run through both Luke and Acts, resulting in the theology of Luke.
  • To understand the connections between the ten major themes, particularly: the coming of the rule of God, in and through the anointing of the Spirit on the Messiah, resulting in healing and salvation, within the framework of salvation history.
  • To be able to articulate and replicate the narrative of the ten major themes in Luke-Acts.
  • To achieve a general understanding of various positions and options regarding the authorship and dating of Luke and Acts.

Module Specification

  • 8-10 hours of video
  • 10 hours of reading and studying
  • multiple-choice assessments

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