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Luke's Jesus in the Roman Empire and the Emperor in the Gospel of Luke.

Author: Seo, Pyung-soo.
Publisher: James Clarke 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

An insightful re-examination of Luke's Gospel that shows how the moral stature of Jesus is emphasised through his conflict with the Emperor's most disliked representatives, the tax collectors.


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Seo, Pyung-soo.
ISBN: 9780227904909 0227904907
OCLC Number: 960495406
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: AcknowledgmentsAbbreviations of Periodicals, Reference WorksAncient Sources: Editions and AbbreviationIntroduction1) Jesus' Birth and Trial in Relation to the Issue of AuthorityJesus' Birth: Charismatic Authority Jesus' Trial: Traditional Authority and BureaucraticAuthority Hearing before the Jewish Assembly (Luke 22:66-71) Initial Trial before Pilate (Luke 23:1-5) Charges Perverting the Nation Tribute Kingship Trial before Herod (Luke 23:6-12) Pilate's Reasons for Sending Jesus over to Herod (Luke 23:7) Herod as Fox in Luke 13:31 Friendship in Luke 23:12 Second Trial before Pilate (Luke 23:13-25)Summary 2) Census, Tribute, and Tax Collectors Census and Tribute Identification of Denarius and Authority of Coin-Mint Revolt in Relation to Religious Reasons Jesus' Response Various Taxes Tax Collectors Emperor's Imperium and Auctoritas Imperium Auctoritas Levi (Luke 5:27-32) Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10) Summary 3 Benefactor: Who is Greater? The Identity of the Kings of the Gentiles Luke's Understanding of the Title 'Benefactor'Benefactor and Savior Summary4 Savior: Victory-Peace-Salvation Augustus as SaviorAugustus' Victory and Peace Based upon His Military Imperium Two Theories Assimilation and Acculturation Contra-culture theory Jesus as Victor: His Victory over His Enemies Non-Human Being: Satan and His relationship with the Roman Empire Human Being Jesus as Peace-Bringer Sword/Violence Jesus' Rejection of the Use of Sword (Luke 22:35-38 and Luke 22:47-53) The Cleansing of the Temple (Luke 19:45-48)Love Your Enemies (Luke 6:27-38) Jesus as SaviorJesus' Saving Activities in Relation to Tax Collectors Zechariah's Praise Enemy Peace and Salvation Summary5 Conclusion Bibliography
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"The book is full of information about the imperial background to Luke's account; its thesis is interesting and worthwhile..."-David Wenham, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Volume 38.5, Read more...

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