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Jesus And The Heritage Of Israel : Vol. 1 - Luke's Narrative Claim Upon Israel's Legacy -  Moessner

Jesus And The Heritage Of Israel

Vol. 1 - Luke's Narrative Claim Upon Israel's Legacy

Paperback Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9781563382932
Number Of Pages: 408

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In the first volume of this long-anticipated collection by Moessner and Tiede, seventeen leading scholars of antiquity present an amazing sea change of opinion that Luke is indeed the interpreter of Israel. The book represents an unprecedented international consensus that the Hellenistic author Luke composed a carefully crafted narrative in two parts to claim Jesus of Nazareth as Israel's true heritage and enduring legacy to the world. Part One explores the nature of Luke's prologues and his intention to write a narrative of events brought to fruition, using the narrative conventions and audience expectations of the Greco-Roman milieu. Part Two illuminates the relation of Luke's second volume to the first by inquiring about the consistency and coherence of his narrative-thematic strategies in retelling the story of Israel's legacy of the Christ. Whether Luke completed Acts, the larger role of Paul and, most significantly, the meaning of Israel by the end of Acts are approached from new perspectives and charged with provocative insights. In addition to the volume editors, the contributors include L. Alexander, D. Schmidt, V. Robbins, C. Thornton, R. Pervo, W. Kurz, C. Holladay, G. Sterling, D. Balch, E. Pl++macher, Charles H. Talbert, J.H. Hayes, D. Marguerat, M. Wolter, R. Tannehill, and I. H. Marshall. David P. Moessner is Professor of Biblical Theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

..".specialists in Luke-Acts will certainly appreciate the rich mix of insight and bibliographical references found here." --Donald Senior, C.P., The Bible Today, March/April 2000 Donald Senior, C.P., Bible Today, The

"All Lucan specialists should read, contemplate, and respond to this volume." --Darrell L. Bock, Bibliotheca Sacra, April-June 2002, Volume 159, Number 634. Darrell L. Bock, Bibliotheca Sacra

"This wide-ranging collection represents the cutting edge of North American scholarship on Luke-Acts. The attention paid to Hellenistic Judaism is especially welcome and helpful." --John J. Collins, Professor of Hebrew Bible, The Divinity School, University of Chicago John J. Collins, Blurb from reviewer

..".this atlas deserves wide use in parishes and pastors' libraries. The price is surprisingly low for the quality of the volume. It will repay careful study richly." --Edgar Krentz, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Currents in Theology and Mission, August 2000 Edgar Krentz, Lutheran School of Theo at Chicago, Currents in Theology and Mission

Introduction: Two Books but One Story?p. 1
Claiming the Heritage Through the Prologues
The Formal Functions of the Prologues in Their Greco-Roman Literary Setting
Formal Elements and Genre: Which Greco-Roman Prologues Most Closely Parallel the Lukan Prologues?p. 9
Rhetorical Influences and Genre: Luke's Preface and the Rhetoric of Hellenistic Historiographyp. 27
The Material Claims of the Prologues and Ancient Greek Poetics
The Claims of the Prologues and Greco-Roman Rhetoric: The Prefaces to Luke and Acts in Light of Greco-Roman Rhetorical Strategiesp. 63
The Appeal and Power of Poetics (Luke 1:1-4): Luke's Superior Credentials [actual symbol not reproducible], Narrative Sequence [actual symbol not reproducible], and Firmness of Understanding [actual symbol not reproducible] for the Readerp. 84
Reframing the Heritage Through Luke's Gospel - Acts
Israel's Heritage and Claims upon the Genre(s) of Luke and Acts: The Problems of a Historyp. 127
Reminting the Coin of Hellenistic Jewish Narratives: "Events that have come to fruition" (Luke 1:1)
Promise and Fulfillment in Hellenistic Jewish Narratives and in Luke and Actsp. 147
Acts and the Fragments of Hellenistic Jewish Historiansp. 171
"Opening the Scriptures": The Legitimation of the Jewish Diaspora and the Early Christian Missionp. 199
Engaged in a Public Enterprise in the Context of Greco-Roman Prototypes: "Events that have come to fruition ... of all that Jesus began to do and to teach" (Luke 1:1-Acts 1:1)
[actual symbol not reproducible] (Luke 1:3): To Write the Full History of God's Receiving All Nationsp. 229
The Mission Speeches in Acts and Dionysius of Halicarnassusp. 251
A Theology of Sea Storms in Luke-Actsp. 267
The Enigma of the Silent Closing of Acts (28:16-31)p. 284
Driving to the Crux: Luke's Gospel - Acts and the Story of Israel: "Inasmuch as many ... it seemed good to me also to write ... that you may have a firm grasp of the true significance of the traditions which you have been taught" (Luke 1:1, 3-4)
Israel's Future and the Delay of the Parousia, according to Lukep. 307
The Story of Israel within the Lukan Narrativep. 325
"Israel" and the Story of Salvation: One Theme in Two Partsp. 340
Conclusion: "And some were persuaded..."p. 358
Index of Ancient Sourcesp. 369
Index of Modern Authorsp. 391
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ISBN: 9781563382932
ISBN-10: 1563382938
Series: Luke the Interpreter of Israel
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 1st November 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.6  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1