By Francis Martin
The Acts of the Apostles--or extra according to the author's rationale, the Acts of the Ascended Lord--is half of Luke's tale of "all that Jesus started to do and teach." In it he recounts the growth of the church as its witness unfold from Jerusalem to all of Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.
While a minimum of 40 early church authors commented on Acts, the works of in basic terms 3 live to tell the tale of their entirety--John Chrysostom's Homilies at the Acts of the Apostles, Bede the Venerable's Commentary at the Acts of the Apostles and an extended Latin epic poem by way of Arator. during this quantity, massive decisions from the 1st of those look with occasional excerpts from Arator along many excerpts from the fragments preserved in J. A. Cramer's Catena in Acta SS. Apostolorum. one of the latter we discover choices from Basil the good, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Ephrem the Syrian, Didymus the Blind, Athanasius, Jerome, John Cassian, Augustine, Ambrose, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Theodoret of Cyr, Origen, Cyril of Jerusalem, Cyril of Alexandria, Cassiodorus and Hilary of Poitiers, a few of that are right here translated into English for the 1st time.
As readers, we discover those early authors transmit lifestyles to us simply because their religion introduced them into residing and experiential touch with the realities spoken of within the Sacred Text.
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Editor Francis Martin collects patristic touch upon the textual content of Acts during this quantity of the ACCS. The Acts of the Apostles--or extra in response to the author's reason, the Acts of the Ascended Lord--is half of Luke's tale of "all that Jesus started to do and educate. " In it he recounts the growth of the church as its witness unfold from Jerusalem to all of Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.
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