The Character and Purpose of Luke's Christology

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 28, 1996 - Religion - 342 pages
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Luke's christology is carefully designed. Luke portrays the exalted Jesus as God's co-equal by the kinds of things he does and says from heaven. Through the Holy Spirit, the divine name and personal manifestations, Jesus behaves toward people in Luke-Acts as does Yahweh in the Old Testament. His power and knowledge are supreme. Jesus sovereignly reigns over Israel, the church, the powers of darkness and the world. Luke deepens this portrait by depicting Jesus as deity who by nature behaves as servant: the earthly Jesus acted among his people as one who serves; the exalted Jesus continues serving his people by strengthening and encouraging them in their witness of him to the world. That the believers in Acts resemble the way Jesus behaved in the Gospel means that they too are now imaging some of his servant-like character in their witness of him.
  

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Contents

Christology and LukeActs
3
An evaluation of Lukes purpose
35
A proposal for Lukes purpose
59
Marks Gospel a window to Lukes christology
79
Jesus and Spirit baptism
120
Jesus and salvation history
138
LUKES CHRISTOLOGY AND JESUS LORDSHIP
173
Jesus and the Spirit
193
Jesus and the end of history
206
Jesus and servanthood
231
The character and purpose of Lukes christology
275
Index of ancient sources
319
Index of subjects
339
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