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Possessions and Family in the Writings of Luke : Questioning the Unity of Luke's Ethics (Hardcover)

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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.
 
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Stefan Nordgaard
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2017
TCIN: 51896430
UPC: 9788763544948
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-0903
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