Reading Luke-Acts: Dynamics of Biblical Narrative

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Religion - 261 pages

This excellent book shows how literary criticism illuminates the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, reclaiming them as biblical narrative. William Kurz explores literary aspects such as implied authors or readers, plot, and assumed information, or gaps. He then highlights the role of the narrator, who is the primary key to the focus and perspective of the narrative. Kurz also discovers an implicit commentary in Luke--Acts. Finally, he traces the implications of reading Luke--Acts as canonical Scripture and the merits of literary methods.



Narrative Questions
Narrators in Luke
Narrators in Acts
Narrative Claims of We in Acts
Influence of Variant Narrators on Repeated Acts Narratives
Implicit Commentary in LukeActs
Luke and Acts as Canonical

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About the author (1993)

William S. Kurz is Professor of New Testament at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has written several theological books, inlcuding Following Jesus: A Disciple's Guide to Luke and Acts and Farewell Addresses in the New Testament.

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