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The Gospel According to Luke

Volume II (Luke 9:51-24)

Michael Wolter (author) Wayne Coppins (Series edited by)
Simon Gathercole (Series edited by)
Wayne Coppins (Translated by)
Christoph Heilig (Translated by)

ISBN: 9781481306690

Publication Date: Sep 2017

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

In this fifth volume of the Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity series, Michael Wolter provides a detailed, verse-by-verse interpretation of the Third Evangelist's Gospel (Luke 9:51-24). Not for sale in Europe
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In this fifth volume of the Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity series, Michael Wolter provides a detailed, verse-by-verse interpretation of the Third Evangelist's Gospel (Luke 9:51-24). Wolter's commentary fully complements the great tradition of "Handbooks of the New Testament" published by Mohr Siebeck. Replacing the third edition of Erich Klostermann's commentary on Luke, Wolter's volume rightly joins those by Conzelmann (Acts), K?ñsemann (Romans), and Lietzmann (1 Corinthians) in this venerable series.

Wolter's approach to a sustained reading of Luke's Gospel is comprehensive. He carefully places Luke's narrative of Jesus in its cultural context, paying close attention to the relationship of the Gospel with its Jewish and Greco-Roman environment. Wolter performs form-critical and narrative analysis of the specific stories; however, Wolter also emphasizes Luke as a theologian and his Gospel as a work of theology.

Centrally, Wolter recognizes how Luke's narrative of Jesus forms the first part of a unified work - the Acts of Apostles being the second - that represents a new moment in Israel's history. But in surprising new ways, Wolter makes clear that it is God alone who works in and through the words and deeds of Jesus to bring salvation to Israel. His commentary shows that Luke succeeds in preserving the history of Jesus and its theological impact and that this history stands on equal footing with the history of early Christianity. Wolter's thorough, careful reading follows Luke as the Evangelist seeks to explain how the fulfillment of the Old Testament promises of God for Israel results in a parting of the ways between the Christian church on the one side and Judaism on the other. Scholars and students alike will benefit from access to new German scholarship now available to English-language audiences.

Not for sale in Europe.
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Sep 2017
Publisher Baylor University Press
Series Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity
Subject/s Religion: general   Biblical studies & exegesis   The historical Jesus  
  • Introduction
  • 1. Textual Tradition and Early Reception
  • 2. Author, Date, and Provenance
  • 3. Sources
  • 4. The Lukan Story of Jesus as an Episodic Narrative
  • 5. Intended Readers
  • 6. The Theological Place of the Story of Jesus in Luke-Acts
  • 9.51-18.34: The Journey to Jerusalem
  • 9.51-56: An Inhospitable Samaritan Village
  • 9.57-62: Consequences of Discipleship
  • 10.1-16: The Commission of the Seventy-Two
  • 10.17-24: The Return of the Seventy-Two
  • 10.25-37: The Scribe and the Merciful Samaritan
  • 10.38-42: Martha and Mary
  • 11.1-13: On Prayer
  • 11.1-4: The Prayer of the Disciples
  • 11.5-13: Jesus's Speech on Prayer
  • 11.14-28: Jesus and the Evil Spirits
  • 11.29-32: "This generation is an evil generation"
  • 11.33-36: The Eye as Lamp of the Body
  • 11.37-54: The Woes against the Pharisees and Scribes
  • 12.1-13.9: Jesus and the Disciples in the Midst of a Huge Crowd
  • 12.1-12: The Encouragement of the Disciples to Public Confession
  • 12.13-21: On the Worthlessness of Earthly Riches
  • 12.22-34: Do not Be Anxious but Seek the Kingdom of God
  • 12.35-48: On the Watchfulness and Reliability of Service Personnel
  • 12.49-53: Fire That Destroys Families
  • 12.54-59: This Kairos as the Time of Decision
  • 13.1-9: Last Call to Repentance
  • 13.10-21: On the Sabbath in a Synagogue
  • 13.10-17: Sabbath III
  • 13.18-21: Two Parables on the Kingdom of God
  • 13.22-35: Travelling to Jerusalem
  • 13.22-30: Outside before the Narrow Door
  • 13.31-35: Herod and Jerusalem
  • 14.1-24: As a Guest at the House of a Leading Pharisee
  • 14.1-6: Sabbath IV
  • 14.7-11: "Whoever exalts himself will be lowered" and Vice Versa
  • 14.12-14: The Nullification of the Principle of Symposial Reciprocity
  • 14.15-24: The Parable of the Rejected Invitation
  • 14.25-18.34: Somewhere on the Way
  • 14.25-35: Conditions for Discipleship
  • 15.1-32: The Controversy Dialogue over the Repentance of Tax Collectors and Sinners
  • 15.1-3: Exposition
  • 15.4-10: The Double Parable of the Lost Sheep andthe Lost Drachma
  • 15.11-32: The Parable of the Prodigal Son
  • 16.1-31: On Rightly Dealing with Money and Possessions
  • 16.1-13: The Speech to the Disciples
  • 16.14-31: The Speech to the Pharisees
  • 17.1-10: Another Speech to the Disciples
  • 17.11-21: The Thankful Samaritan and the Question of the Pharisees
  • 17.11-19: The Thankful Samaritan
  • 17.20-21: The Question of the Pharisees
  • 17.22-18.8: When the Son of Man Comes
  • 17.22-37: The Day of the Son of Man
  • 18.1-8: The Parable of the Judge and the Widow
  • 18.9-14: The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
  • 18.15-17: The Children and the Kingdom of God
  • 18.18-30: Riches and Discipleship
  • 18.31-34: Jesus's Second Announcement of the Passion and the Resurrection
  • 18.35-19.46: The End of the Peregrination
  • 18.35-19.28: Jericho
  • 18.35-43: The Healing of a Blind Man before Jericho
  • 19.1-10: Zacchaeus
  • 19.11-28: The Parable of the Throne Claimant
  • 19.29-46: The Entrance into Jerusalem
  • 19.47-21.38: "And he was teaching daily in the temple"
  • 19.47-48: Initial Frame
  • 20.1-26: Jesus as Teacher of the Jewish People and His Opponents
  • 20.1-8: The Questioning of Jesus's Authority
  • 20.9-19: The Parable of the Tenants of the Vineyard
  • 20.20-26: The Question about the Tax for Caesar
  • 20.27-40: The Question about the Resurrection of the Dead
  • 20.41-44: Is the Messiah David's Son?
  • 20.45-47: Warning against the Scribes
  • 21.1-4: The Gift of the Widow
  • 21.5-36: Jesus's Last Public Speech
  • 21.37-38: Concluding Frame
  • 22.1-24.52(53): Passion and Easter
  • 22.1-6: The Prelude: The Agreement between Judas and Jesus's Opponents
  • 22.7-65: On the Day of Unleavened Bread
  • 22.7-13: The Preparation for Passover
  • 22.14-38: The Last Supper
  • 22.14-20: Passover Meal, Breaking of Bread, and the New Covenant
  • 22.21-23: The One Who Hands Over
  • 22.24-30: On Serving and Ruling
  • 22.31-34: The Announcement of the Denial
  • 22.35-38: Coats to Swords!
  • 22.39-53: On the Mount of Olives
  • 22.39-46: Jesus Prays and the Disciples Sleep
  • 22.47-53: The Handing Over
  • 22.54-65: In the House of the High Priest
  • 22.54-62: The Denial
  • 22.63-65: Mocking
  • 22.66-23.56: On the Next Day
  • 22.66-71: Jesus before the Sanhedrin
  • 23.1-25: Jesus before Pilate
  • 23.1-5: Accusation and Trial
  • 23.6-12: The Transfer to Herod Antipas
  • 23.13-25: The Dispute over the Verdict
  • 23.26-49: Crucifixion and Death
  • 23.50-56: Burial and Preparation for the Anointing of the Dead
  • 24.1-52(53): On the First Day of the New Week
  • 24.1-12: The Empty Tomb
  • 24.13-35: The Emmaus Disciples Encounter the Risen One
  • 24.36-52(53): Jesus Appears to All the Disciples in Jerusalem
  • Bibliography
Michael Wolter is Professor of New Testament at the Faculty of Protestant Theology at the University of Bonn in Germany and Honorary Professor at the Theological Faculty at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. His book Paul - An Outline of His Theology is also available from Baylor University Press.

Wayne Coppins is Professor of Religion at The University of Georgia.

Simon Gathercole is Reader in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge.

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