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1. See: Activity.

2. In insurance, any deed, especially one that foregoes the possibility of coverage. For example, life insurance policies rarely extend coverage if the policyholder commits suicide. In this case, the suicide is called an act.


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Perkins analyses examples from a wide range of Christian sources, such as the Clementine Romance, the apocryphal Acts of the Apostles, which emphasise both the apostles' lack of education and their power, the canonical Acts of the Apostles, which highlight that John and Peter are illiterate and untrained, Justin Martyr, Origen, the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, where the knowledge of the untaught child Jesus trumps that of the pepaideumenoi, and abba Arsenius, a well educated senator who, as a Christian ascetic, became a disciple of an illiterate peasant who was a holy man.
See, for example, Luke Johnson, The Acts of the Apostles (Collegeville, Minn.
This paper examines the use of the Acts of the Apostles by progressive Protestant theologians in the South in the post-World War II era as they confronted the question of race.
The biblical context for the passage in the Acts of the Apostles, for instance, suggests that Equiano's piety is informed by an awareness of political realities, and that his rendering of his life-narrative is certainly more than that of a pious evangelical who sheds an African identity to gain a conventional British Christian one, complete with laudable but finally fairly tame abolitionist tendencies.
Particularly noteworthy is Francois Bovon's "Editing the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles," a guide for discovering, editing and publishing apocrypha.
In the Acts of the Apostles on Pentecost, Peter recalls these words of the prophet Joel: "In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.
The book that later church writers named The Acts of the Apostles might just as well have been described as Luke's second book about the things Jesus did and taught through the Holy Spirit.
Roots of the Antiochian Orthodox Church go back to the ancient Church of Antioch, which was recorded in The Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament.
Greban also collaborated with his brother Simon on a long mystery play about the Acts of the Apostles.
The version in Acts of the Apostles (1:16 - 20) has Judas dying by " falling headlong " after which " he burst asunder .
These first words were written in the volume dedicated to the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles, which will be completed a year from now.
The Acts of the Apostles shows us multiple ways in which the early Christian community took Jesus' trust and call to mission to heart.