The Acts Seminar concluded that Acts was written around 115 CE and used literary models like Homer for inspiration, even exact words and phrases from popular stories.“Among the top ten accomplishments of the Acts Seminar was the formation of a new methodology for Acts,” editors Dennis Smith and Joseph Tyson explained. Tyson Professor emeritus of Religious Studies Southern Methodist University April 2011 The range of proposed dates for Acts is quite wide, from c. Within this range of dates, three are prominent in the scholarly literature: an early, an intermediate, and a late date.Some scholars prefer an early date, i.e., the early 60's of the first century.Author: The Book of Acts does not specifically identify its author.From Luke 1:1-4 and Acts 1:1-3, it is clear that the same author wrote both Luke and Acts.
Members of the Acts Seminar were present to comment on the report.
The book of Acts emphasizes the importance of obedience to God’s Word and the transformation that occurs as a result of knowing Christ.
There are also many references to those that rejected the truth that the disciples preached about the Lord Jesus Christ.
200 CE), proclaims that it is the euangelion kata Loukan, the Gospel according to Luke. Marcionem 4.2.2), nor Clement of Alexandria (Paedagogus 2.1.15 and Stromata 5.12.82), who also ascribe the third Gospel to one called Luke.
This attestation probably does not stem from reading Irenaeus (Adv. Indeed, considering that the immediate recipient of Luke is mentioned in the preface, and given that the author of the third Gospel is aware that many other accounts have been drawn up before him, it is entirely probable that the author had indicated his name on the autograph.