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The blind, the lame, and the poor : character types in Luke-Acts / S. John Roth.

Author/Creator:
Roth, S. John (Samuel John), author.
Publication:
Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, [1997]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (257 p.)
Series:
Library of New Testament studies.
Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 144.
Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 144
Library of New Testament studies
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Subjects:
Bible. Luke -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The virtual disappearance of the captive, the shattered, the blind, the deaf mute, the lame, lepers, the maimed, the dead and the poor from Acts poses a problem for Lukan studies. It creates a tension between two firmly held convictions about Luke's writing: that the Gospel and Acts are a unified work; and that Luke has a special concern for the poor. A fresh solution lies in tracing the intertextual links between Luke and the Septuagint. In the Septuagint, these character types are standard, conventional recipients of God's favour. In Luke's gospel, the primary function of these types is chri
Contents:
CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2; HISTORY OF SCHOLARSHIP; Chapter 3; AN AUDIENCE-ORIENTED LITERARY APPROACH TO READING LUKE-ACTS; Chapter 4; THE SEPTUAGINT AS LUKAN INTERTEXT; Chapter 5; CONSTRUCTING CHARACTER TYPES FROM THE SEPTUAGINT; Chapter 6; APPLYING SEPTUAGINT INSIGHTS TO INTERPRETATION OF THE CHARACTER TYPES IN LUKE'S GOSPEL; Chapter 7; ACTS AND THE CAPTIVE, THE SHATTERED, THE BLIND, THE DEAF MUTE, THE LAME, LEPERS, THE MAIMED, THE DEAD, AND THE POOR; Chapter 8; SUMMARY OF ARGUMENTS AND CONCLUSIONS; Appendix; TABLES 1 AND 2; Bibliography
Index of ReferencesIndex of Authors
Notes:
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Vanderbilt University, 1994.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-238) and indexes.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-283-20081-3
9786613200815
0-567-57709-0
OCLC:
741691009