Luke's Gospel

Luke's Gospel

Paperback New Testament Readings

By (author) Jonathan Knight


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 146mm x 212mm x 18mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 1 July 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415173221
  • ISBN 13: 9780415173223
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,169,735

Product description

Luke's Gospel provides a comprehensive and schematic reading of Luke's Gospel, one of the most important books detailing the life and works of Christ, in six main parts. Knight introduces the Gospel and the narrative theory on which the Gospel rests. He offers a detailed, chapter-by-chapter exposition of the Gospel and also alternative perspectives, such as feminism and deconstruction. He considers the principal motifs of the Gospel, particularly the theme of the temple, which has been previously overlooked in Luke scholarship, arguing that Jesus pronounces the present temple forsaken by God to introduce himself as the cornerstone of the eschatological temple. Finally, he examines earlier readings of Luke's Gospel. Jonathan Knight presents an accessible and jargon-free introduction to the Gospel and makes a valuable addition to the New Testament Readings series.

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Author information

Jonathan Knight is a Church of England Clergyman who was educated at Cambridge University and subsequently taught at Sheffield University. He is the author of The Ascension of Isiah (Sheffield 1995) and Jude and 2 Peter (Sheffield 1995).

Table of contents

Preface Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Text Chapter 2. Luke as a Narrative Chapter 3. A Reading of Luke Chapter 4. Alternative Readings of Luke Chapter 5. The Themes of Luke's Gospel Chapter 6. A Reading of Readings Bibliography.