Adelaide Chapter

Is Acts historically reliable, by Kevin Rogers, 27 September, 2018

February 15, 2022

The Acts of the Apostles is vital to the overall credibility of the New Testament. It alone provides a historical account of the development of the early church immediately after Jesus’ ministry. Unsurprisingly, there are diverse views on the reliability of Acts. FF Bruce claimed that “Luke’s reputation as a historian is unsurpassed”, whereas the Acts Seminar claims that it is a 2nd century document that reflects the nature of the church at that time. Who is right?

This presentation discusses:

  • Manuscript reliability, dating and authorship,
  • Key developments in Acts scholarship,
  • Consistency with Paul’s letters, and
  • Historical reliability.

The presentation and discussion can be viewed on You Tube