Way According to Luke Hearing the Whole Story of Luke-Acts

ISBN-10: 0802829368

ISBN-13: 9780802829368

Edition: 2006

Authors: Paul Borgman

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Among the classics of ancient Greek and Jewish literature, the literary genius of Luke and Acts has few rivals, but we moderns miss much of the meaning of Luke's two-part drama. Our problem begins with the fact that we read it. We have difficulty hearing Luke-Acts as it would have been heard by ancient listeners -- in public performance by a skilled storyteller. Unlike most books about the Bible, "The Way according to Luke, /I
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Borgman (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is professor of English at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.

Introduction : what we miss in Luke's two-part story, and why
Story in a nutshell : a girl versus a priest and the matter of proper listening
Story distilled : the first eight of twelve preparatory poems
Story distilled and elaborated : the last four poems
A motif of darkness and disruption
"Peace to this house" and "things that make for peace"
"What must I do to inherit eternal life?"
What to pray for, and how
Neither signs nor status : hear the word, do it
Look inside yourself, and do the word
Relinquish possessions - and/or the spirit of possessing
Relinquish privilege : use it for God's purposes
Relinquish family and religion
Striving to enter God's kingdom - but what of Jerusalem?
Jesus strives against Israel's old-guard leadership
You must strive : Jesus challenges followers
Luke's gospel in early Acts : the hinge-points
Peter : three speeches to fellow-Israelites
Three model speeches : Stephen, and the twelve (two)
Peter : three speeches about non-Jews joining faithful Israel
Paul in acts : his two framing speeches to Israel
The gospel according to Paul : back-to-back speeches
Paul : three defense speeches before Israel and Gentiles
Paul : three repentance accounts
Conclusion : "believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved" : the whole story in one scene
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