Journal Article Critique 1 Essay

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JOURNAL ARTICLE CRITIQUE

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Reicke, Bo Ivar. 1959. "Risen Lord and his Church : the theology of Acts." Interpretation 13, no. 2: 157-169. ATLASerials, Religion Collection, EBSCOhost (accessed September 14, 2013).

THEO 510 LUO (fall 2013)

Survey of Christian

Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

David M. Lowe (ID# L01477914)

September 19, 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Introduction..................................................................................................................2

II. Brief Summary.............................................................................................................2

III. Critical Interaction with Author’s
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The author attempts to posit a more approiate purpose, theology and name for the book of Acts other than the traditional name given, “The Acts of the Apostles”. The jornal asserts that Acts should be studied from the perpectiuve of, “what the risen Lord did for His church through the apostles”. The article contends that Acts is more than just a report of what the apostles did but more concisely about what the Lord did to promote the church. According to the article the Book of Acts should be viewed as having only two primary themes of Christology and ecclesiology. The article points to the missionary sermons delivered to Jewish listeners by Peter, Stephen, and Paul as the chief source of the Christology of Acts. The author has given over three quarters of the article to expound on Acts as an historical narrative, which shows the development of the church in the world. The article concludes with the author deliberating how Luke solved the problem of the relation of Jews and Gentiles in the reception of the kerygma or preaching.
Critical Interaction with Author’s Work
Reicke attempts to dispel the inclination to regard Acts as being a biographical work and remove the tendency to

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