You Will Be My Witnesses to the Farthest Parts of the Earth (Acts 1:8). Lukan Vision of a Witness From the Perspective of Acts

Krzysztof Mielcarek



Abstract

Because of the richness of Lukan theology regarding witness, the author was unable to cover all of its aspects. Thus the study touches only upon its major threads. Besides the obvious issues of the apostles role as witnesses, the content of their witnessing, and its recipients – the study presents some other personalities involved in transmitting the Good News of God’s salvation to humanity. Indeed, the greatest stress is placed on the testimony of God himself. Despite being a constant Mystery for humankind, He never ceases being involved in their history and witnessing to his salvific plans. Although there are only a few texts within Acts that connect the persons of the Trinity to witnessing, one should consider them as fundamental to a full Lukan theology of witness.

Keywords:

Testimony, witness, Lukan work, theology of Acts


Published
2015-11-25


Mielcarek, K. (2015). You Will Be My Witnesses to the Farthest Parts of the Earth (Acts 1:8). Lukan Vision of a Witness From the Perspective of Acts. Verbum Vitae, 28, 257–296. https://doi.org/10.31743/vv.1648

Krzysztof Mielcarek  akubis@gmail.com



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