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The Acts of the Apostles


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Preface Introduction 1. The Meaning of the Term OApostolosO 2. Overview of the Acts of the Apostles NThe Writer of the Book and the Reason for its Composition NThe Time and Place of the Composition of the Acts NThe Content of the Book of Acts NThe Significance of the Book of Acts Part I 3. The Church of Christ among the Jews NActs Chapter One NActs Chapter Two NActs Chapter Three NActs Chapter Four NActs Chapter Five NActs Chapter Six NActs Chapter Seven NActs Chapter Eight NActs Chapter Nine NActs Chapter Ten NActs Chapter Eleven NActs Chapter Twelve Part II 4. The Church of Christ among the Gentiles NActs Chapter Fourteen NActs Chapters Fifteen NActs Chapter Sixteen NActs Chapter Seventeen NActs Chapter Eighteen NActs Chapter Nineteen NActs Chapter Twenty NActs Chapter Twenty-one NActs Chapter Twenty-two NActs Chapter Twenty-three NActs Chapter Twenty-four NActs Chapter Twenty-five NActs Chapter Twenty-six NActs Chapter Twenty-seven NActs Chapter Twenty-eight Sources Notes Subject Index Scripture Index

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Archbishop Averky (Taushev) (1906D1976) was born in Imperial Russia and taught and served throughout Europe before being assigned to teach at the Holy Trinity Seminary in New York in 1951 and became the abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery in 1960. As abbot and rector, he was heavily involved in the formation of the seminary curriculum and the daily life of the seminarians and monks. He became well known among Orthodox Christians for his staunch defense of his Church's faith and traditions. Nicholas Kotar is a graduate of Holy Trinity Seminary and an assistant editor at Holy Trinity Publications. He is a founding member of Conquering Time, an ensemble of artists inspired by the Inklings that stages original works of storytelling and traditional music and publishes new poetry and prose. He lives in Jordanville, New York. Dr Vitaly Permiakov is a specialist in the liturgy of the ancient Church of Jerusalem. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and is the Associate Professor of Dogmatic and Liturgical Theology at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary (Jordanville, NY). Nicholas Kotar is a graduate of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY. He is an translator of many spiritual works in the Russian Orthodox tradition.


"Whether you have never read the Gospels or read them hundreds of times, you will be spiritually enriched with your reading of this commentary. I cannot wait for Volume II on The Epistles to be released." --Stuart Dunn,
"A text that would benefit any pious laymen, but which should be a go to reference for Orthodox clergy." --Fr. John Whiteford,
"Taushev suggests that the book of Acts paints a picture of the Christian church as having been established among the Jews of Palestine according to the words of the Lord himself, spreading into a pagan milieu, and eventually reaching Asia and southern Europe." --New Testament Abstracts 61/3 - 2017
"This commentary on Acts, based on summary lectures for a course on the NT taught between 1952-1955, aims to give readers and those who study the NT a key to understanding and interpreting the Scriptures according to the teachings of the Russian Orthodox Church." --New Testament Abstracts

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