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On the Road Encounters in Luke–Acts: Hellenistic Mimesis and Luke’s Theology of the Way

by Baban, Octavian

Paternoster 2006

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Overview

In On the Road Encounters in Luke–Acts, Baban argues on theological and literary grounds that Luke’s on-the-road encounters, especially those belonging to the post-Easter period, are part of his complex theology of ‘the Way.’ Jesus’ teaching, and that of the apostles, is presented by Luke as a challenging answer to the Hellenistic reader’s thirst for adventure, good literature, and existential paradigms.

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Key Features

  • Foreword by Karl Olav Sandnes
  • Exploration of the two disciples’ encounter with resurrected Jesus on the Emmaus road
  • Analysis of Philip’s evangelization of the Ethiopian on the Gaza road
  • Examination of Saul’s encounter with Christ on the Damascus road

Praise for the Print Edition

Baban makes a contribution that is valid and valuable.

—Thomas L. Brodie, Review of Biblical Literature

Product Details

  • Title: On the Road Encounters in Luke–Acts: Hellenistic Mimesis and Luke’s Theology of the Way
  • Author: Octavian D. Baban
  • Publisher: Paternoster Press
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 332

About Octavian D. Baban

Octavian D. Baban is a New Testament and Greek lecturer at the Bucharest State University and Bucharest Baptist Theological Centre in Romania.