The Acts of the Apostles

The Book of Acts is the second of a two-volume work (the first being the Gospel According to Luke) traditionally attributed to Luke, a physician and traveling companion of Paul. Acts narrates the founding of the Christian church and the spread of its message to the Roman Empire, providing theological insight and practical guidance for Christian churches in the first generation after the Apostles. Pursue this study to learn more about this history for a church that has a future to look forward to as well as a history to remember.

Meet Our Professors

Harold Attridge, Sterling Professor of Divinity at Yale Divinity School, has made scholarly contributions to New Testament exegesis and to the study of Hellenistic Judaism and the history of the early Church. His publications include Essays on John and Hebrews, Hebrews: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, First-Century Cynicism in the Epistles of Heraclitus, The Interpretation of Biblical History in the Antiquitates Judaicae of Flavius Josephus, Nag Hammadi Codex I: The Jung Codex, and The Acts of Thomas, as well as numerous book chapters and articles in scholarly journals. He holds degrees from Boston College (B.A), Cambridge University (M.A.), and Harvard University (Ph.D.).

David Bartlett, J. Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz Professor Emeritus of Christian Communication at Yale Divinity School, is the author of several books including Fact and Faith, The Shape of Scriptural Authority, Between the Bible and the Church, and What’s Good About This News? Preaching from the Gospels and Galatians. He is also the co-editor of the Westminster Bible Companion and Feasting on the Word commentary series. He holds degrees from Swarthmore College (B.A) and Yale University (B.D, Ph.D.), and is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches, USA.


The Acts of the Apostles Videos

The Church Begins in Jerusalem, Chapters 1-4, Study Guide (pdf) | Video

Deepening Community; Growing Mission, Chapters 5-8, Study Guide (pdf) | Video

Gentiles Join the Movement, Chapters 9-12, Study Guide (pdf) | Video

Holding the Church Together, Chapters 13-15, Study Guide (pdf) | Video

"Apologetic" Ministry, Chapters 16-17, Study Guide (pdf) | Video

Co-Operative Ministry, Chapters 18-20, Study Guide (pdf) | Video

The Defense of the Gospel, Chapters 21-23, Study Guide (pdf) | Video

The Gospel, the Romans, the Jews, Chapters 24-28, Study Guide (pdf) | Video