The Gentiles and the Gentile mission in Luke-Acts

A theological and historical study of the Gentiles and the Gentile missions in Luke and Acts. Dr Wilson examines Jesus' attitude to Gentiles and concludes that not only did he fail to anticipate a historical Gentile mission, but that his eschatological expectations logically disallowed it. Luke...

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Subtitles:The Gentiles & the Gentile Mission in Luke-Acts
Main Author: Wilson, S. (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1973.
Series/Journal:Society for New Testament Studies monograph series 23
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Luke / Mission
B Acts of the Apostles / Mission
Further subjects:B Bible Acts Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Lucan writings
B Bible ; Luke ; Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Bible
B Bible Luke Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Gentiles in the New Testament
B Bible ; Acts ; Criticism, interpretation, etc
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521201346
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Summary:A theological and historical study of the Gentiles and the Gentile missions in Luke and Acts. Dr Wilson examines Jesus' attitude to Gentiles and concludes that not only did he fail to anticipate a historical Gentile mission, but that his eschatological expectations logically disallowed it. Luke's views are then set against the tradition on the subject from Jesus up to and including Mark, and his theology is compared in detail with that of Paul. Dr Wilson goes on to consider the historical reliability of Acts and finds that most earlier assessments have been marred by oversimplification; Luke, he concludes, does intend to write good history but for a variety of reasons is not always successful. There has in recent years been a growing interest in the theology of Luke and this is a substantial addition to the literature on the subject. It will be of interest to all theologians and New Testament scholars.
Jesus and the Gentiles -- The Gentiles in Luke's Gospel -- Lukan eschatology -- The early chapters of Acts -- Stephen and the Hellenists -- Paul's conversion -- Cornelius and the Apostolic Council -- Paul's speech on the Areopagus -- Jewish and Gentile missions -- Summary and conclusions
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
ISBN:0511659660
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511659669