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Sinner in Luke (Dwayne H Adams) Paperback Book, (Pickwick Publications, 2008) 9781556354618
Sinner in Luke (Dwayne H Adams) Paperback Book, (Pickwick Publications, 2008) 9781556354618
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Title: The Sinner in Luke

Author: Adams, Dwayne H

Publisher: Pickwick Publications; Publication Date: 2008

Paperback; ISBN: 9781556354618

Volumes: 1; Pages: 230

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This study examines the use of the term "sinner" in Luke-Acts. There is at present no scholarly consensus on the identity of the "sinner" in the Synoptic Gospels. Although the term is important in the Gospel of Luke, few works target the role of the sinner in it. Even fewer address the curious absence of "sinner" in Acts.Luke's narrative of Jesus's mission to "sinners," together with the comments about Gentiles in the Gospel, prepare readers for the mission to Gentiles in Acts. Luke provides a link for readers by demonstrating how a Jewish religious sect made up of 1shermen, toll-collectors, and "sinners," who claimed to have found the Messiah, became a religion with a wide Gentile following. In his use of the term "sinner," Luke suggests that "repentant Jewish sinners" and "repentant Gentile followers" of Jesus represent a ful1llment of God's promise of universal salvation.Table of Contents Abbreviations vi Introduction ix 1. A Survey of the History of Interpretation of the "Sinner" in Luke 1 2. Hellenistic and Jewish Concepts of the "Sinner" 21 3. Previews of Jesus' Mission to "Sinners" in Luke 69 4. The "Sinner" Texts in the Gospel of Luke 105 5. The "Sinner" in Luke 181 Bibliography 197
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