By Francis Martin
The Acts of the Apostles--or extra in line with the author's motive, 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 at the least 40 early church authors commented on Acts, the works of in basic terms 3 live on 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 a protracted Latin epic poem via Arator. during this quantity, immense decisions from the 1st of those seem 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 decisions 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 the following 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 dwelling and experiential touch with the realities spoken of within the Sacred Text.
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Acts: 5 (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture) by Francis Martin