Four factors have prompted the writer to select as
his subject the Christology of the primitive church as it
is found in the sermons in the Book of Acts, chapters 1-13.
First, there is r wide-spread movement in theological circles today manifesting itself in various forms,
sometimes called a theology of "the Word", sometimes "Biblical
Theology", sometimes "the New Biblicism", but in various
ways seeking to found Christian theology once again upon
tho teachings of the Bible, The writer is a product of this movement.
Second, so much has been written, often of highly
controversial nature, with regard to the titles of Jesus
in Acts that It seems proper now to collect and compare
the various ideas that have been proposed.
Third, the form criticism of such men as Martin
Dibelius and the research with regard to the kerygma done
by Prof, C, H. Dodd have recently focused such attention
on the sermons in Acts that the whole question of primitive Christology needs now to be reconsidered in the light
of this new criticism.,