Acts of the Apostles

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Acts of the Apostles

This course will engage in a close reading of Acts and investigate its multi-faceted cultural setting.

By Atlantic School of Theology

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Thu, Jan 5, 2023 10:00 AM - Thu, Mar 30, 2023 12:30 PM PST



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The Acts of the Apostles is a vivid historiographical narrative of the infancy of the Church. This course will engage in a close reading of Acts and investigate its multi-faceted cultural setting, its emerging ecclesiology, and its portrayal of foundational Christian figures including the apostles Peter and Paul.

About the Instructor: Dr. Evangeline Kozitza Dean, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at AST, earned a D.Phil. in New Testament (Oxford); an MA (Notre Dame); and a BA (Baylor). Her research engages the vitality of Scripture in multiple interpretive spheres within Jewish and Christian antiquity. She has focused on understanding intersections between New Testament texts, their early reception, and ancient visual and auditory cultures. Dr. Kozitza Dean is passionate about providing formation in the theological practice of fides quaerens intellectum (“faith seeking understanding”), and equipping students with wide-ranging skills in the interpretation of ancient texts.

Dates: January 5 - March 30 2023

Days & Times: Synchronous: live in real time via internet link or in-person on Thursday at 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Requirements: Weekly readings and discussions. No written work, projects, or presentations.

Books to purchase:

An NRSV Bible (recommended: The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha) edited by Michael D. Coogan

World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age by C. Kavin Rowe

At least 1 of the following commentaries (your choice; email the professor if you would like further information to assist your decision):

  • Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, vol. V: Acts edited by Francis Martin
  • The Acts of the Apostles by Joseph A. Fitzmyer
  • Acts by Mikeal C. Parsons
  • Acts: A Commentary by Richard I. Pervo
  • The Acts of the Apostles: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary by Ben Witherington III

Fee: $250.00

Format: Online or In-Person

COVID-19 protocols: Please visit

Please note: This Continuing Education program is non-credit, meaning it cannot be counted toward a degree or diploma, and will not be transcripted. Continuing Education registrations are refundable until 48 hours before a program commences, minus the Eventbrite processing fee. After that time, fees are non-refundable.

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Ginny Wilmhoff, Continuing Education Convenor, at

Or the instructor, Dr. Evangeline Kozitza-Dean at

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