Building into this, he makes a number of assertions with which I can readily agree:
1) the Twelve are indeed representative of Israel
2) the enthronement of Jesus is the decisive moment of restoration for Israel
3) the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples confirms the exaltation of Jesus
4) the coming of the Holy Spirit is portrayed by Luke as the inauguration of the 'last days'
Fuller then continues his reasoning to demonstrate that Luke's perspective centers on the traditions of Israel which link restoration and re-gathering specifically to the Land. Thus, any geographic movement of the gospel is found outside of the Twelve (mostly taken up by Paul). While I think that Fuller has constructed a good thesis overall and that his argument is well placed, I am still a bit hesitant to accept this final point of the restoration being bound to the Land. Within the overall framework of Luke-Acts it appears that the focus is on the outward movement of the gospel on so many levels that one might be more prepared to see a perspective which emphasizes the Jewish belief of God's restoration of all creation as an outworking of a restored Israel.
If anyone else has said this before, I have yet to discover it - perhaps it is articulated in a manner which I would more readily accept. Or it could be that this week is getting waaay too long.