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Author Roth, S. John
Title The Blind, the Lame and the Poor : Character Types in Luke-Acts
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1997
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Series The Library of New Testament Studies ; v.144
The Library of New Testament Studies
Note Cover -- Editorial Board -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION -- Chapter 2 HISTORY OF SCHOLARSHIP -- Chapter 3 AN AUDIENCE-ORIENTED LITERARY APPROACH TO READING LUKE-ACTS -- Chapter 4 THE SEPTUAGINT AS LUKANINTERTEXT -- Chapter 5 CONSTRUCTING CHARACTER TYPES FROM THE SEPTUAGINT -- Chapter 6 APPLYING SEPTUAGINT INSIGHTS TO INTERPRETATION OF THE CHARACTER TYPES IN LUKE'S GOSPEL -- Chapter 7 ACTS AND THE CAPTIVE, THE SHATTERED, THE BLIND, THE DEAF MUTE, THE LAME, LEPERS, THE MAIMED, THE DEAD, AND THE POOR -- Chapter 8 SUMMARY OF ARGUMENTS AND CONCLUSIONS -- Appendix TABLES 1 AND 2 -- Bibliography -- Index of References -- Index of Authors
The virtual disappearance of the captive, the shattered, the blind, the deaf mute, the lame, lepers, the maimed, the dead and the poor from Acts poses a problem for Lukan studies. It creates a tension between two firmly held convictions about Luke's writing: that the Gospel and Acts are a unified work; and that Luke has a special concern for the poor. A fresh solution lies in tracing the intertextual links between Luke and the Septuagint. In the Septuagint, these character types are standard, conventional recipients of God's favour. In Luke's gospel, the primary function of these types is christological, in that Jesus' actions toward them reveal him to be God's unique eschatological agent of salvation. In Acts, however, there is a different Christological situation: Jesus is now the risen and ascended Lord, and so Luke has no need to foreground those, such as the poor, who in the Septuagint are especially destined for salvation
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Link Print version: Roth, S. John The Blind, the Lame and the Poor : Character Types in Luke-Acts London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c1997 9781850756675
Subject Bible. -- Luke -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.;Bible. -- Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
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