The Shape of Luke's Story: Essays on Luke-Acts

Author(s): Robert C. Tannehill

Bible Commentaries | MTC Third Year

Because of Luke's unique literary achievement in the Gospel of Luke and Acts, these two works raise a variety of interesting and important issues for the exegete. In this important collection of essays, Tannehill demonstrates why he is has been in the forefront of Luke-Acts research for more than three decades. His nuanced approach to the intersection of literary, theological, and social features in the texts marks these as required reading for any interpreter of the gospels.

Part I: Theology, Poetry, Rhetoric
1 The Mission of Jesus according to Luke 4:16-30
2 The Magnificat as Poem
3 What Kind of King? What Kind of Kingdom?
4 The Lukan Discourse on Invitations
5 The Story of Zacchaeus as Rhetoric
6 Repentance in the Context of Lukan Soteriology

Part II: Luke and the Jews
7 Israel in Luke-Acts: A Tragic Story
8 The Story of Israel within the Lukan Narrative
9 Rejection by Jews and Turning to Gentiles: The Pattern of Paul's Mission in Acts

Part III: Acts as Narrative
10 The Functions of Peter's Mission Speeches in the Narrative of Acts
11 The Composition of Acts 3-5: Narrative Development and Echo Effect
12 Paul outside the Christian Ghetto: Intercultural Conflict and Cooperation in Acts
13 The Narrator's Strategy in the Scenes of Paul's Defense

Part IV: Hermeneutical Experiments
14 Should We Love Simon the Pharisee? Reflections on the Pharisees in Luke
15 Freedom and Responsibility in Scripture Interpretation
16 "Cornelius" and "Tabitha" Encounter Luke's Jesus

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General Fields

  • : 9781597523356
  • : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • : November 2005
  • : books

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  • : Robert C. Tannehill
  • : 316