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A common authorship of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles is widely accepted in the contemporary New Testament scholarship.
The glory of man as the apex of creation and the master of all created beings in – the – world as well as the inglorious realities of his existence makes any study of man especially his essential existential structures a welcome development. To this end, theological existentialism (of the Christian type) and the existentialism of Jean Paul Sartre are much discussed and reacted to as a result of their far reaching implications on human life and its destiny. The life of man as a being – in – the world is characterized by dreams, desires, ambitions, aspirations and possibilities of becoming what he is presently not and birthing into reality the potentialities of his personality. This is a truism but of no less truth is the fact that man’s existential life is equally characterized by weaknesses, sufferings, frustrations, hindrances, failures, limitations & death, what Heidegger (1973:231) sums up as facticities of human existence and what Albert Camus lamentably called absurdity (Camus, 1955:11-12).
The struggles for the control of material values in the process of production have given rise to the emergence of two main classes in society. Though classes are formed at the level of production, the struggle between different classes revolve around the organization of power as they seek to dominate one another (Nnoli: 2003). The dominant class emerges to protect and guard a particular mode of production and mediate and moderate inter-class and intra-class struggles in order to maintain stability.
The view of many economic and financial researchers is that stock markets may affect economic activity through the creation of liquidity. Liquid equity markets make investment less risky and more attractive because they allow savers to acquire assets (equities) and to sell them quickly and cheaply if they need access to their savings or want to alter their portfolios (Levine, 1996).