Monday, March 18, 2013

Luke-Acts Chart and Maps

The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, though separated in the canonical order of the New Testament by the Gospel of John, are actually two books with one continuous narrative and one human author. The point of the following chart and maps is to show how in the Gospel of Luke there is a movement inward towards Jerusalem, where the crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord occurs. In the Acts of the Apostles there is a movement outward away from Jerusalem, as if the crucifixion and resurrection were a stone cast in the water of history that forms a wake steadily moving to the boundaries of the known world. X marks the spot of the central event of human history. All the came before looked forward to it. All that came after is shaped by it and looks back on it as the defining moment.

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