The Theology of the Gospel of Luke

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 20, 1995 - Religion - 170 pages
The Gospel of Luke, often mined for information about the life of Jesus, is also one of the earliest Christian examples of narrative theology. Unlike some writers of New Testament books, Luke has engaged in the theological task by shaping a narrative representation of the coming and mission of Jesus. In doing so, he goes to great lengths to ground the work of Jesus in the continuing story of God's redemptive plan, especially witnessed in the Scriptures, and he also emphasises the ongoing character of that story, with the result that Luke's audience is challenged to discern the purpose of God in order that they may embrace it and order their lives around it. This exploration of the way in which Luke accomplishes his theological task in the first century is both informative and illuminating for contemporary readers seeking approaches to cultural criticism and constructive theology today.

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A limited approach but good closing chapter

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This is the first book I have read in this New Testament Theology series edited by Prof. James D G Dunn so I do not know how typical of the series it is or whether the format and constraints of the ... Read full review

User Review  - Edwin S. Nelson -

Joel Green has put us in his debt for his analysis of Luke. He draws out the major themes, especially noting the play between Luke's portrayal of things as they are vs. the reversal that Jesus brings ... Read full review


In the days of King Herod of Judea the world of Lukes Gospel
God my Savior the purpose of God in Lukes Gospel
A Savior who is the Messiah the Lord Jesus John and the Jewish people
To proclaim good news to the poor mission and salvation
Let them take up the cross daily the way of discipleship
That you may know the truth Lukes Gospel in the church
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Index of biblical texts
Index of modern authors
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