Luke - Historian and Theologian examines the theology of Luke and the distinctive message found in his Gospel.
Taking into account both Luke’s Gospel and Acts, Marshall makes three suggestions. First, that Luke’s faith rested on the events associated with the work of Jesus and the apostles, hence the historical accounts found in his writings. Second, that the key concept in Luke’s theology is “salvation,” understood as both a present possession and a foretaste of future blessings. Third, that Luke was an evangelist or preacher concerned to lead people to Christian belief on the basis of a reliable record of the historical facts.
Luke’s writings have become the storm center of much biblical study. Is Luke a reliable historian or merely a theologian concerned to commend what he considered to be Christian faith, even at the expense of accuracy? In this book, Howard Marshall, author of an outstanding commentary on the Greek text of Luke, examines these and other related problems.
Highly recommended to all serious students of the New Testament.
—F. F. Bruce
Because of the great importance of Luke’s writings, because of the crucial significance of Lukan theology, because of the current storm center in Lukan studies, and because of Marshall’s careful development of Luke’s theology of salvation, this book should be given careful consideration by every student of the New Testament.
—F. D. Lindsey, Bibliotheca Sacra
A work of fine scholarship, wide reading, sane balance and practical usefulness.
Those wanting a constructive approach to Luke and Acts cannot do better than consult Dr. Marshall’s valuable contribution.