9780802829368

The Way According to Luke: Hearing the Whole Story of Luke-acts

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    9780802829368

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    0802829368

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-02-15
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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Summary

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>

Author Biography

Paul Borgman is professor of English at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xii
Introduction: What We Miss in Luke's Two-Part Story, and Why 1(18)
I. The Way: Narrative Preparations
Luke 1:1--9:50
Story in a Nutshell: A Girl versus a Priest and the Matter of Proper Listening
19(7)
Story Distilled: The First Eight of Twelve Preparatory Poems
26(16)
Story Distilled and Elaborated: The Last Four Poems
42(12)
A Motif of Darkness and Disruption
54(23)
II. The Way: Principles Taught
Luke 9:51--19:44
``Peace to This House'' and ``Things That Make for Peace''
77(20)
Luke 9:51--10:24; 18:35--19:44
``What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?''
97(14)
Luke 10:25-42; 18:15-34
What to Pray for, and How
111(12)
Luke 11:1--13; 18:1--14
Neither Signs nor Status: Hear the Word, Do It
123(20)
Luke 11:14--32; 17:20-37
Look Inside Yourself, and Do the Word
143(13)
Luke 11:33--12:12; 17:1-19
Relinquish Possessions --- and/or the Spirit of Possessing
156(15)
Luke 12:13-34; 16:1-31
Relinquish Privilege: Use It for God's Purposes
171(15)
Luke 12:35-48; 15:1-32
Relinquish Family and Religion
186(17)
Luke 12:49--13:17; 14:1-35
Striving to Enter God's Kingdom --- But What of Jerusalem?
203(14)
Luke 13:18-35
III. The Way Demonstrated
Luke 19:45--24:53
Jesus Strives against Israel's Old-Guard Leadership
217(13)
Luke 19:45--24:53
You Must Strive: Jesus Challenges Followers
230(19)
Luke 19:45--24:53
III. The Way Spreads
Luke's Gospel in Early Acts: The Hinge-Points
249(15)
Acts 1:1-26; Luke 24:1-53
Peter: Three Speeches to Fellow-Israelites
264(16)
Acts 2:14-36; 3:12-26; 4:8--12
Three Model Speeches: Stephen, and the Twelve (Two)
280(13)
Acts 4:23-30; 5:29-32; 6:15-7:60
Peter: Three Speeches about Non-Jews Joining Faithful Israel
293(16)
Acts 10:34-43; 11:4-17; 15:7-11
Paul in Acts: His Two Framing Speeches to Israel
309(17)
Acts 13:16-41; 28:25-28
The Gospel according to Paul: Back-To-Back Speeches
326(14)
Acts 17:22-31; 20:18-35
Paul: Three Defense Speeches before Israel and Gentiles
340(15)
Acts 22:1-21; 24:10-21; 26:1-23
Paul: Three Repentance Accounts
355(18)
Acts 9:1-19; 22:1-21; 26:1-23
Conclusion: ``Believe on the Lord Jesus, and You Will Be Saved'': The Whole Story in One Scene 373(19)
Bibliography 392(8)
Index of Authors 400(2)
Index of Subjects 402

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