Ascent into Heaven in Luke-Acts: New Explorations of Luke's Narrative Hinge

Ascent into Heaven in Luke-Acts: New Explorations of Luke's Narrative Hinge


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ISBN-13: 9781451496444
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Abbreviations ix

Introduction David K. Bryan David W. Pao 1

1 Ascension Scholarship Past, Present, and Future Arie W. Zwiep 7

Part I Lukan Ascension Narratives in their Ancient Contexts

2 Jesus's Ascension through Old Testament Narrative Traditions Steve Walton 29

3 "For David Did Not Ascend into Heaven…" (Acts 2:34a) Re programming Royal Psalms to Proclaim the Enthroned-in-Heaven King Joshua W. Jipp 41

4 A Revised Cosmic Hierarchy Revealed Apocalyptic Literature and Jesus's Ascent in Luke's Gospel David K. Bryan 61

5 Benefactor and Paradigm Viewing Jesus's Ascension in Luke-Acts through Greco-Roman Ascension Traditions James Buchanan Wallace 83

Part II Lukan Ascension Narratives within Luke's Literary Program

6 The Unity of Luke-Acts and the Ascension Narratives Stanley E. Porter 111

7 Jesus's Ascension and the Lukan Account of the Restoration of Israel David W. Pao 137

8 The Ascension and Spatial Theory Matthew Sleeman 157

9 Lukan Cosmology and the Ascension Charles Anderson 175

10 The Ascension as a Cultic Experience in Acts Rick Strelan 213

Part III A Theologian's Postscript

11 What Is This Conversation You Are Holding? Douglas Farrow 235

Selected Bibliography on the Ascension in Luke-Acts (1995-2015) 253

Ancient Sources Index 263

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