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
Series: Luke the Interpreter of Israel
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: TRINITY PR INTL
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1