The story Luke tells in his gospel, says F. Scott Spencer, is “a compelling, complex narrative confession of faith in God. To what degree anyone joins Luke in that faith journey is up to them, but any responsible interpreter must attend considerately to Luke’s theological roadmap.”
In this latest addition to the Two Horizons New Testament Commentary series, Spencer integrates close textual analysis of Luke’s unfolding narrative with systematic theology, spiritual formation, philosophical inquiry, and psychological research. With section-by-section commentary, Spencer highlights the overriding salvific message that runs through Luke’s gospel. Pastors, scholars, and students alike will benefit from Spencer’s insight into Luke’s theological significance.
“take nothing … no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money—not even an extra tunic” (Page 233)
“Even we who live here know our limits and wonder about those who do not seem to know their place.’” (Page 116)
“earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every” (Page 326)
“his comments are terse and occasionally nonexistent” (Page 576)
“The strong liberation-redemptive thrust of this mission is signaled by the double use of ἄφεσις (aphesis [‘release, freedom’]) and broad application to those in various states of physical, psychological, social, economic, and political distress: the poor,9 the blind, the imprisoned—including those bound by overwhelming forces of demonization, debt, and domination. This is the hardcore material and social gospel of Jubilee, rooted in liberation of depleted land and enslaved people for the flourishing of God’s entire creation.10 We should not rush to a ‘spiritual’ interpretation of Jesus’s saving mission divorced from material realities.” (Pages 111–112)
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