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Title: Pour en finir avec le plan des Actes
Subtitle: La Samarie: une question d'historiographie théologique
Author(s): FABRE, Jean-Philippe
Volume: 100 Issue: 3 Date: 2019
The structure of the book of the Acts of the Apostles is disputed. Indeed, the principles of composition used by Luke are multiple, and it is difficult to discern the dominant criterion: literary, geographical, theological, or historiographical. However, Luke himself announces the framework of his work, by the words of Jesus, in Acts 1,8: between Jerusalem and the ends of the world, an entire part will be dedicated to Judea/Samaria. This study shows, working on the Lukan theology of Samaria in its connection with Judea, that Luke builds this intermediate part from Acts 8 (dispersion in Samaria) to Acts 15 (Council of Jerusalem). Lukan historiography used the paradigm of Judaea/Samaria, but also that of Peter/Paul, to articulate Judaism and the Nations. As a result, it raised the question of the unity of the Jewish- and Gentile-Christian churches. This article, by way of conclusion, proposes a coherent three-part structure of the book of Acts.