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Title: Theology of the Gospel of Luke
Author: Green, Joel B
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1995
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521469326
Volumes: 1; Pages: 184
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The Gospel of Luke, often mined for information about the life of Jesus, is also one of the earliest Christian examples of narrative theology. Luke goes to great lengths to ground the work of Jesus in the continuing story of God's redemptive plan, and his emphasis on the ongoing character of that story challenges his audience to discern the purpose of God and order their lives around it. This exploration of the way in which he accomplishes his theological task in the first century is both informative and illuminating for contemporary readers.
1. 'In the days of King Herod of Judea': the world of Luke's Gospel
2. 'God my savior': the purpose of God in Luke's Gospel
3. 'A Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord': Jesus, John, and the Jewish people
4. 'To proclaim good news to the poor': mission and salvation
5. 'Let them take up the cross daily': the way of discipleship
6. 'That you may know the truth': Luke's Gospel in the Church.
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