The Gospel of Luke: Sacra Pagina [SP]   -     By: Luke Timothy Johnson
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The Gospel of Luke: Sacra Pagina [SP]

Michael Glazier Books / 1991 / Hardcover

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Luke Timothy Johnson in The Gospel of Luke has penned amasterful literary commentary on the thrid Gospel. Interpreted as the first volume of the two-part writing known by scholars as Luke-Acts, the literary unity of the two biblical books is assumed throughout, with the entire composition taken as a apologetic history which seeks to demonstrate how the good news that began with Jesus both fulfilled the promises of God made to the Jewish people and found a legitimate place among the Gentiles.

While paying close attention to Luke's overall narrative, this commentary demonstartes the way in which the prtrayal of Jesus, his followers, his opponents, and his teachings fit within Luke's broader literary and religosu purposes.

This comentary will provide an excellant resource for studying Luke's gopsel, and for further study in Acts. Acceessible to all readers, it nevertheless does not shy away from tackling tough questions while neve failing to explain clearly the major issues at hand.Luke Timothy Johnson is without question one of the finest NT scholars in the world. His works combine a strong strong command of theology, history, and the biblical text with a uncommon and penetrating spiritual sensitivity.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 480
Vendor: Michael Glazier Books
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 1 1/2 (inches)
ISBN: 0814658059
ISBN-13: 9780814658055
Availability: In Stock
Series: Sacra Pagina

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Publisher's Description

What makes this commentary on Luke stand apart from others is that, from beginning to end, this is a literary analysis. Because it focuses solely on the gospel as it appears and not on its source or origin, this commentary richly and thoroughly explores just what Luke is saying and how he says it.

Author Bio

Luke Timothy Johnson is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

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If [Matthew and Luke] are any indication, this series will become a classic. Both books are landmark commentaries.
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