The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography: Index of modern authors

  title={The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography: Index of modern authors},
  author={Sean A. Adams},
  • S. Adams
  • Published 1 October 2013
  • History, Art
It is widely accepted by New Testament scholars that the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles probably originated as two parts of one work by a single author. In spite of this, the books have been assigned to very different genres: Luke is traditionally viewed as a biography of Jesus, and Acts as a history of the early church. Comparing in detail the structure and content of Acts with the formal features of history, novel, epic and biography, Sean Adams challenges this division. Applying… Expand
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