Community and gospel in Luke-Acts: the social and political motivations of Lucan theology

In this widely-acclaimed study, Dr Esler makes extensive use of sociology and anthropology to examine the author of Luke Acts' theology as a response to social and political pressures upon the Christian community for whom he was writing. As well as interesting those concerned with prevalent de...

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Subtitles:Community & Gospel in Luke-Acts
Main Author: Esler, Philip Francis (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1987.
Series/Journal:Society for New Testament Studies monograph series 57
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Acts of the Apostles
B Luke
Further subjects:B Bible Acts Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Bible ; Luke ; Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Bible
B Bible Luke Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Sociology, Biblical
B Bible ; Acts ; Criticism, interpretation, etc
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521329651
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Summary:In this widely-acclaimed study, Dr Esler makes extensive use of sociology and anthropology to examine the author of Luke Acts' theology as a response to social and political pressures upon the Christian community for whom he was writing. As well as interesting those concerned with prevalent developments in New Testament scholarship, Esler's book offers a New Testament paradigm for those interested in generating a theology attuned to the social and political realities affecting the twentieth-century Christian congregations.
The socio-redaction criticism of Luke-Acts -- The community -- Sectarian strategies -- Table-fellowship -- The law -- The temple -- The poor and the rich -- Rome and the ancestral theme -- Epilogue: community and Gospel
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
ISBN:0511554931
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511554933