Community and gospel in Luke-Acts : the social and political motivations of Lucan theology / Philip Francis Esler. [print]Material type: TextSeries: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies) ; 57.Publication details: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, (c)1989.Description: xv, 270 pages ; 23 cmContent type:
- BS2589.C666 1989
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Acknowledgements List of abbreviations 1. The socio-redaction criticism of Luke-Acts 2. The community 3. Sectarian strategies 4. Table-fellowship 5. The law 6. The Temple 7. The poor and the rich 8. Rome and the ancestral theme Epilogue: community and Gospel Notes Index of Biblical references Index of secondary authors.
Always observing the established techniques of New Testament analysis, especially redaction criticism, Professor Esler makes extensive use of sociology and anthropology to examine the author of Luke-Acts' theology as a response to social and political pressures on the Christian community for whom he was writing. Various themes such as table-fellowship, the law, the temple, poverty and riches, and politics are examined to determine how they have been influenced by the social and political background of Luke's audience. This book offers a New Testament paradigm and warrant for those interested in generating a theology attuned to the social and political realities affecting contemporary Christian congregations.
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