The second half of Luke's history of the church, which was commissioned by Theophilus. It covers the actions of the Apostles from Christ's ascension to heaven to Paul's imprisonment in Rome.

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What is the author's purpose in writing Acts?

Both Luke and Acts are addressed to Theophilus, whether understood as a real person or a literary device. In Luke, the purpose of the book is laid out in the introduction: With this in mind, since ...