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The writings of Luke and the Jewish roots of the Christian way : an examination of the aims of the first Christian historian in the light of ancient politics, ethnography, and historiography

Author: J Andrew Cowan
Publisher: London ; Oxford ; New York ; New Delhi ; Sydney T et T Clark 2020 © 2019
Dissertation: Dissertation University of St Andrews 2017 revidierte Dissertation.
Series: Library of New Testament studies, 599.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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J. Andrew Cowan challenges the popular theory that Luke sought to boost the cultural status of the early Christian movement by empasizing its Jewish roots - associating the new church with an ancient and therefore respected heritage. Cowan instead argues that Luke draws upon the traditions of the Old Testament and its supporting texts as a reassurance to Christians, promising that Jesus' life, his works and the  Read more...
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Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
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All Authors / Contributors: J Andrew Cowan
ISBN: 9780567696144 0567696146 9780567684059 0567684059
OCLC Number: 1220910822
Description: xvi, 209 Seiten
Series Title: Library of New Testament studies, 599.
Responsibility: J. Andrew Cowan.

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J. Andrew Cowan challenges the popular theory that Luke sought to boost the cultural status of the early Christian movement by empasizing its Jewish roots - associating the new church with an ancient and therefore respected heritage. Cowan instead argues that Luke draws upon the traditions of the Old Testament and its supporting texts as a reassurance to Christians, promising that Jesus' life, his works and the church that follow legitimately provide fulfilment of God's salvific plan. -- Cowan's argument compares Luke's writings to two near-contemporaries, Dionysius of Halicarnassus and T. Flavius Josephus, both of whom empasized the ancient heritage of a people with cultural or political aims in view, exploring how the writings of Luke do not reflect the same cultural values or pursue the same ends. Challenging assumptions on Luke's supposed attempts to assuage political ocncerns, capitalize on antiquity, and present Christianity as an inner-Jewish sect, Cowan counters with arguments for Luke being critical of over-valuing tradition and defining the Jewish people as resistant to God and His messages. Cowan concludes with the argument that the apostle does not strive for legitimization of the new church by previous cultural standards, but instead provides theological reassurance to Christians that God's plan has been fulfilled, with implications for broader debate.

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