God Of Old

God Of Old

by Greg Forbes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1841271314

ISBN-13: 9781841271316

Pub. Date: 10/01/2000

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This book is a study of the parables unique to the Third Gospel, aiming in particular to establish a link between Luke's choice of these parables and his overall purpose in writing. In comparison to the synoptic kingdom parables, one distinguishing feature of the Lukan parables is their more personal portrait of the character and the nature of God himself. Luke's

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This book is a study of the parables unique to the Third Gospel, aiming in particular to establish a link between Luke's choice of these parables and his overall purpose in writing. In comparison to the synoptic kingdom parables, one distinguishing feature of the Lukan parables is their more personal portrait of the character and the nature of God himself. Luke's desire is to demonstrate to his readers, whoever they are, that in Christianity the realization of the Jewish hope has occurred. The parables promote this idea by offering both continuity (OT) and contrast (contemporary Judaism) in their portrait of God. Thus, as well as operating in a parenetic sense, the parables also help to legitimize Luke's argument regarding fulfilment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841271316
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Series:
Library of New Testament Studies Series
Pages:
394
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface7
Abbreviations9
Pt. IIntroductory Issues
Ch. 1A History of Research on the Lukan Parables16
Ch. 2The Parables: Key Factors in Historical Research24
Pt. IIAn Analysis of the Lukan Parables
Ch. 3The Good Samaritan (10.25-37)55
Ch. 4The Friend at Midnight (11.5-8)72
Ch. 5The Rich Fool (12.13-21)80
Ch. 6The Barren Fig Tree (13.6-9)88
Ch. 7The Great Feast (14.15-24)94
Ch. 8The Parables of the Lost (15.1-32)109
Ch. 9The Dishonest Manager (16.1-13)152
Ch. 10The Rich Man and Lazarus (16.19-31)180
Ch. 11The Judge and the Widow (18.1-8)198
Ch. 12The Pharisee and the Tax-Collector (18.9-14)211
Pt. IIIThe Theology of the Lukan Parables and their Contribution to the Purpose of Luke's Gospel
Ch. 13The Theological Themes of the Lukan Parables and the Question of a Unifying Motif225
Ch. 14The Lukan Parables and Luke's Use of the Old Testament261
Ch. 15The Portrayal of God in the Lukan Parables in the Light of Judaic Views of God279
Ch. 16The Parables in the Light of Luke's Purpose and Target Audience307
Ch. 17Conclusion328
Bibliography331
Index of References362
Author Index380

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