Green J B
Title NICNT - New International Commentary on the New Testament series - Luke
Publisher Eerdmans 1997
0802823157 / 9780802823151
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This highly original commentary on the Gospel of Luke is unique for the way it combines concerns with first-century culture in the Roman world with understanding the text of Luke as a wholistic, historical narrative. Focusing primarily on how each episode functions within Luke's narrative development, Joel Green provides countless fresh perspectives on and new insights into the Third Gospel. His extended examination of Luke's literary art and Luke's narrative theology allows the Evangelist to address clearly and convincingly both ancient and contemporary readers.
Insisting on the narrative unity of Luke-Acts, Green highlights in this volume the centrality of God's purpose to bring salvation to all people. Against the backdrop of the conflicted first-century world of the Mediterranean, Green proposes that the purpose of Luke-Acts would have been to strengthen the early Christians in the face of opposition by assuring them in their interpretation and experience of God's redemptive purpose and faithfulness and by calling them to continued faithfulness and witness in God's salvific project.
Joel B. Green is professor of New Testament interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. He has written or edited twenty-five books, including The Theology of the Gospel of Luke and Between Two Horizons: Spanning New Testament Studies and Systematic Theology.
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