Paper 3
Identify any historical purpose(s) behind the writing of Luke’s Gospel, Acts of the Apostles, and John’s Gospel. Include a reference to any historical factor mentioned in the recommended sources that may have triggered the writing of Luke’s Gospel, Acts of the Apostles, and John’s Gospels as well as references to statements within those three. Include at least one historical factor and at least one reference to each Gospel studied. A historical factor is one a historian would recognize whether the historian has religious faith or not. Restrict your resources to those below as well as any information within the course modules. Be sure to distinguish between paraphrase and direct quotes. Type a 350-750 word paper using MLA formatting.
Resources: eBook available via SLU library: eBook available via SLU library: Stanton, Graham The Gospels of Jesus . Oxford U. Press 2nd ed., 2002, (The Gospels of Jesus ),pp.116-118. See also Won-Ha Hwang & J G van der Watt. “The Identity of the Recipients of the Fourth Gospel in the Light of the Purpose of the Gospel.” HTS : Theological Studies, v63 n2 (Jun 2007): 683-698. (http://www.usccb.org/bible/scripture.cfm?bk=John&ch= And ( http://saintleo.worldcat.org/title/the-identity-of-the-recipients-of-the-fourth-gospel-in-the-light-ofthe-purpse-of-the-gospel/oclc/5878507889&referer=brief_results) eBook available via SLU library: : Balentine, Samuel E. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology. Oxford University Press : 2014 (The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology. ), Chapter “Luke-Acts.” eBook available via SLU library: Carroll, John and Jennifer Cox.Luke: a Commentary Westminster John Knox Press, 2012 ( Luke: A Commentary ), pp. 398-404.