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Reading Luke: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Reading the New Testament, 2nd Series)

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In this book, Andrew Arterbury seeks to read and expound upon the final form of the Gospel of Luke from both a literary and theological angle. To buttress both endeavors, Arterbury routinely asks how the first readers (or listeners) of Luke’s Gospel likely made sense of both the literary flow of the book as well as the theological convictions it espouses. To ask about the readers Luke first envisioned when he wrote this Gospel is to ask how late first-century Jewish and Gentile Christians, enmeshed in the cultures of the Mediterranean basin, likely responded to Luke’s Gospel—a vivid narrative about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, God’s anointed Son, Savior, and prophet.

  • Helps readers gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for biblical texts in their original contexts
  • Explores the literary and theological angles of Luke
  • Focuses on the larger narrative of the Gospels
The literary artistry of the Gospel of Luke makes it an ideal text for careful literary analysis. Andrew Arterbury’s new book, Reading Luke: A Literary and Theological Commentary, offers precisely that—a perceptive and sensitive reading of Luke’s narrative, informed by strategic probes of the cultural environment in which Luke wrote. Arterbury provides a reliable guide to this Gospel and to the theological vision that comes to expression in Luke’s artful narrative.

—John Carroll, Harriet Robertson Fitts Memorial Professor of New Testament Union Presbyterian Seminary

Andrew Arterbury carefully yet succinctly walks us through Luke’s Gospel. Along the way he rightly keeps in mind the larger context of this Gospel and its intertextual relation to Israel’s earlier Scriptures.

—Craig S. Keener F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies Asbury Theological Seminary

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Andrew E. Arterbury is Associate Professor of Christian Scriptures at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Andrew received his academic training at Baylor University (BA and PhD) and Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv and ThM). After completing his PhD, he began teaching in Baylor’s Honors College in 2003 before moving to Truett Theological Seminary in 2007. In addition to Reading Luke, he is the author of Entertaining Angels: Early Christian Hospitality in Its Mediterranean Setting and Engaging the Christian Scriptures: An Introduction to the Bible.

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    $22.99

    Digital list price: $28.99
    Save $6.00 (20%)