My topic for my Research paper is: The Holy Spirit
in the book Acts
The book we are using in my Acts class is: Bock, Darrell L. Acts, From the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. 1st Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academics, 2007. We are also using The Bible as a reference., most of it will be in Acts and some references in book Luke that ties into the Book of Acts.
RESEARCH PAPER INSTRUCTIONS
For this course, you are required to write a 5??"8-page research paper addressing one of the topics from the list below. Your paper should incorporate at least 6 scholarly sources from the Approved Sources list and should be formatted in correct Turabian style. Additionally, the paper should be accompanied by a properly formatted title page, table of contents, and bibliography, all of which do not count toward the length requirement.
Writing and Formatting Requirements
Before submitting your paper, ask yourself each of the questions below to ensure you have fulfilled all of the requirements.
1. Are the main passages of the book of Acts relating to the topic addressed and interpreted?
2. Is each passage clearly stated and explained in a way that examines the topic according to Luke?
3. Is the author’s intent in each passage examined and clearly stated?
4. Is the analysis of each passage thorough? Is each portion of the topic according to the book of Acts clearly defined and examined?
5. Do you interact with sources instead of merely restating their views?
6. Is the topic treated logically and thoroughly? Is critical thinking employed?
7. Do you provide areas where the information found in the book of Acts may be relevant and applicable to the lives of Christians in today’s world?
Materials & Style
1. Did you incorporate six sources from the approved list?
2. Are materials properly cited and quoted? Are quotes relevant to the study?
3. Is the paper properly formatted, following Turabian guidelines? Are the entries in the bibliography and footnotes properly formatted?
4. Is the paper without spelling and grammatical errors?
5. Does the paper reflect an appropriate upper-collegiate-level of vocabulary?
1. Does the conclusion offer a good summary of the issues treated?
2. Does it conclude the thought by offering thoughts that bring the paper to a proper end?
Does it offer suggestions for further study related to the issue/passage?
APPROVED SOURCES FOR THE RESEARCH PAPER
Barrett, C. K. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles. ICC.
New York, NY: T & T Clark, 1994.
Bruce, F. F. Commentary on the Book of Acts. NICNT. Rev. ed. Grand Rapids, MI:
________. The Acts of the Apostles: The Greek Text. 3rd ed. Rev. Grand Rapids, MI:
Fernando, Ajith. Acts. The NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI:
Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Acts of the Apostles: A New Translation with Introduction and
Commentary. Anchor Bible. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1998.
Haenchen, Ernst. The Acts of the Apostles. Philadelphia, PA: Westminster, 1971.
Harrison, Everett F. Acts: The Expanding Church. Chicago, IL: Moody, 1975.
Johnson, Luke Timothy. The Acts of the Apostles. Sacra Pagina. Collegeville, MN:
Liturgical Press, 1992.
Kent, Homer A., Jr. Jerusalem to Rome: Studies in the Book of Acts. Grand Rapids, MI:
Longenecker, Richard N. “Acts,” in Expositor’s Bible Commentary, vol. 9. Grand
Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1981.
Marshall, I. Howard. The Acts of the Apostles. TNTC. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans,
________, ed. Witness to the Gospel: The Theology of Acts. Grand Rapids, MI:
Polhill, John B. Acts. New American Commentary. Nashville, TN. Broadman, 1992.
Arnold, Clinton E. “Acts,” in Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary.
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002.
Bruce, F. F. New Testament History. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1972.
Finegan, Jack. The Archaeology of the New Testament. Princeton: Princeton University,
Gasque, W. W. A History of the Criticism of the Acts of the Apostles. Grand Rapids, MI:
Hemer, C. The Book of Acts in the Setting of the Hellenistic History. Tübingen:
Hengel, Martin. Acts and the History of Earliest Christianity. Trans. J. Bowden.
Philadelphia, PA: Fortress, 1979.
Sherwin-White, A. N. Roman Society and Roman Law in the New Testament. Oxford,
ENG: Clarendon Press, 1963.
Brawley, Robert L. Luke-Acts and the Jews: Conflict, Apology, and Conciliation.
Society of Biblical Literature Monograph Series. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1987.
Cadbury, Henry J. The Book of Acts in History. New York, NY: Harper, 1955.
Conzelmann, Hans. Acts of the Apostles. Translated by James Limburg, A. Thomas
Kraabel, and Donald H. Juel. Hermeneia. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1987.
Dunnett, Walter M. The Book of Acts. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1981.
Gasque, W. Ward, and Ralph P. Martin, eds. Apostolic History and the Gospel: Biblical
and Historical Essays Presented to F. F. Bruce on His 60th Birthday. Grand
Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1970.
Hagner, Donald A., and Murray J. Harris, eds. Pauline Studies: Essays Presented to
Professor F. F. Bruce on His 70th Birthday. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1980.
Talbert, Charles H., ed. Luke-Acts: New Perspectives From the Society of Biblical
Literature. New York, NY: Crossroad, 1984.
Barrett, Charles K. “Acts and the Pauline Corpus.” The Expository Times 88
______. “Apostles in Council and in Conflict.” Australian Biblical Review 31
______. “The Apostolic Decree of Acts 15:29.” Australian Biblical Review 35 (1987):
______. “Things Sacrificed to Idols.” New Testament Studies 11 (1964-65): 138??"153.
Bruce, F. F. “Is the Paul of Acts the Real Paul?” Bulletin of the John Rylands
University Library 58 (1976): 282??"305.
Catchpole, David R. “Paul, James and the Apostolic Decree.” New Testament Studies 23
Davies, Philip R. “The Ending of Acts.” The Expository Times 94 (1983): 334??"
Dickinson, Royce. “The Theology of the Jerusalem Conference: Acts 15:1-35.”
Restoration Quarterly 32:2 (1990): 65??"83.
Goulder, Michael D. “Did Luke Know Any of the Pauline Letters?” Perspectives in
Religious Studies 13 (1986): 97??"112.
Hemer, Colin J. “The Speeches of Acts: I The Ephesian Elders at Miletus.” Tyndale
Bulletin 40 (1989): 76??"85.
Hunkin, J. W. “The Prohibitions of the Council at Jersualem (Acts 15:28-29).” The
Journal of Theological Studies 27 (1926): 272??"83.
Kilgallen, John J. “The Function of Stephen's Speech (Acts 7,2-53).” Biblica 70 (1989):
Klijn, Albertus F. J. “Stephen's Speech: Acts VII. 2-53.” New Testament Studies 4
King, George Brockwell. “The Negative Golden Rule.” The Journal of Religion 8 (April
Koivisto, Rex A. "Stephen's Speech: A Theology of Errors?" Grace Theological
Journal 8 (1987): 101-114.
Lock, Walter. “1 Corinthians 8:1-9: A Suggestion.” The Expositor 5:6 (1897): 65??"74.
Mattill, Andrew J. “Date and Purpose of Luke-Acts: Rackham Reconsidered.” The
Catholic Biblical Quarterly 40 (1978): 335??"50.
Moessner, David P. “‘The Christ Must Suffer’ New Light on the Jesus--Peter, Stephen,
Paul Parallels in Luke-Acts.” Novum Testamentum 28 (1986): 220??"56.
Polhill, John. “Paul: Theology Born of Mission.” Review and Expositor 78 (1981): 233??"
Pope, A. M. “The Ethical Significance of the Apostolic Decree.” The Canadian Journal
of Religious Thought 4 (1927): 201??"209.
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