About the author: Dr. Garrison obtained a B.A from Westminster College, an M.A. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a MLitt. from Keble College, Oxford University and a PhD from the University of Toronto. He is ordained in the PCUSA and has served a number of churches as Minister. He has taught Religion courses, full-time and part-time, at Westminister College, Buena Vista University and Thiel College.
2004 0-7734-6384-4 Few studies of Luke’s Gospel (or Acts) give much attention to Theophilus and his potential significance despite the fact that Luke indicates specifically that he is writing ‘for Theophilus’. Those which do not recognize the importance of Theophilus nevertheless dismiss him because almost nothing is known about the individual.