Acts of the Apostles: History, Fiction or Both (Part I)

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DiMarkco Stephen Chandler

Claremont Graduate University; California State University, Northridge

Date Written: December 12, 2003


The fact that the majority of contributions to the study of Acts have been (presumed/predisposed to assuming) that its author was writing history as we understand history, is precisely why this study is interested in addressing the historical question and subsequently offer evidence for an alternative view which suggests that Luke may have made use of literary devices of the sort which were used in the realm of great literature.

Keywords: Acts, Apostles, Thomas, History, Fiction

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Chandler, DiMarkco Stephen, Acts of the Apostles: History, Fiction or Both (Part I) (December 12, 2003). Available at SSRN: or

DiMarkco Stephen Chandler (Contact Author)

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California State University, Northridge ( email )

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