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Facts About Acts

The Acts of the Apostles is a unique text in the New Testament, as it was written by the same author as the Gospel of Luke and intended as a sequel to show how Jesus’ followers organized themselves in the years following his death. In one lecture, we will look at important themes of Acts, as well as focus on the parallels between Jesus and the two main characters of Acts, Peter and Paul.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Heather Barkman was born and raised in Manitoba. After receiving her BA and MA from the University of Manitoba, she moved to Ottawa to get her PhD from the University of Ottawa with a focus on women in early Christianity. She then moved back home to Winnipeg and teaches in the Classics and Religious Studies departments at the University of Manitoba. When she's not teaching, she loves baseball, traveling, and having fun with her husband Sid and two children.


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