A Theology of Luke and Acts

Course Description

The Theology of Luke and Acts course, taught by Darrell Bock, thoroughly explores the theology of Luke’s gospel and the book of Acts. In his writing, Luke records the story of God working through Jesus to usher in a new era of promise and Spirit-enablement so that the people of God can be God’s people even in the midst of a hostile world. It is a message the church still needs today.

This course covers major Lukan themes and sets forth the distinctive contribution of Luke-Acts to the New Testament and the canon of Scripture, providing students of the Bible with an in-depth and holistic grasp of Lukan theology in the larger context of the Bible. Both formal students and independent learners will benefit from this indispensable study of the Lukan books of the New Testament.

By completing this course, you'll gain:

  • familiarity with the overarching theology of Luke’s two biblical books, Luke and Acts
  • insight into the meaning of Luke and Acts for the church today
  • a greater grasp of how the message of Luke and Acts fits into the rest of the New Testament and all of Scripture
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and personalized review sessions that include award-winning memory building tools

Course Instructor

Darrell L. Bock

Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Darrell L. Bock is research professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Known for his work in Luke-Acts, Dr. Bock is a Humboldt Scholar (Tubingen University in Germany), an editor-at-large for Christianity Today, and a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society (2000-2001). A New York Times bestselling author, Bock has written over thirty books, including Luke in the NIV Application Commentary series

Course Outline

1.   The Importance and Context of Luke-Acts

2.  The Unity, Outline, and Narrative Survey of Luke Acts

3.  The Plan, Activity, and Character of God

4.  The God of Promise, Fulfillment, and Salvation

5.  Jesus the Messiah Who Is Lord and Bringer of the New Era

6.  Synthesis on the Person and Work of Jesus

7.  The Holy Spirit in Luke-Acts

8.  The Salvation of God through Christ and the Healings
     That Picture It


10.  The Many Dimensions of Salvation in Luke-Acts

11.   Israel, the Gentiles, and the Expression of the Nations in

12.  The Church, the Way, Discipleship, and Ethics

13.  Responses to Jesus and the Social Dimensions in Luke-Acts

14.  The Law in Luke-Acts

15.  Ecclesiology and Eschatology in Luke-Acts

16.  The Scriptures in Luke Acts; Luke-Acts in the Canon


Course Textbook

This course is based on Darrell. L. Bock's book A Theology of Luke and Acts: God's Promised Program, Realized for All Nations. While taking this course, you will have online access to most of this book's contents. However, if you want offline access or want this book in your personal library as a long-term reference, you may purchase it by clicking on the button to the right which will link you to amazon.ca.

Course Details

A Theology of Luke and Acts

by Darrell L. Bock

Units, Self-paced

Hours of Video

12 Month Access to All Online Content

3 Credits toward a Certificate, Diploma or Degree

Support by a Clearwater College Professor

Cost: $510 CAN