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Possessions and Family in the Writings of Luke

Questioning the Unity of Luke’s Ethics

Recent decades have seen substantial questioning of the unity of the books of Luke and Acts. With this volume, Stefan Nordgaard takes a close look at that question, with a specific eye toward Luke’s attitude toward possessions and family. He clearly maps out an ethics that is not set in stone, but changes over time, from a chiefly ascetic position in the gospel to a somewhat bourgeois position in Acts. Nordgaard goes on to offer a historical explanation for the change, built around the identity and activities of the person to whom Luke dedicated the books, “the most excellent Theophilus.” The result is a book that will push Lucan scholarship in a new direction and alter our understanding of the New Testament’s teachings.

169 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2017

Religion: Christianity

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