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Luke: Historian and Theologian

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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.

“Highly recommended to all serious students of the New Testament.” —F. F. Bruce

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.

Praise for the Print Edition

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.

—Michael Green

Those wanting a constructive approach to Luke and Acts cannot do better than consult Dr. Marshall’s valuable contribution.

—Donald Guthrie

Product Details

  • Title: Luke - Historian and Theologian
  • Author: I. Howard Marshall
  • Publisher: Paternoster
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 251
I. Howard Marshall

I. Howard Marshall (1934-2015) was a world-renowned New Testament scholar and the author or editor of at least thirty-eight books and more than 120 essays and articles. He taught New Testament at the University of Aberdeen for thirty-five years and was a professor emeritus for sixteen years. Among his numerous publications on the New Testament are his commentaries on the Gospel of Luke, Acts, 1-2 Thessalonians, the Pastoral Epistles and 1 Peter and 1-3 John. He is coauthor of Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Letters and Revelation and coeditor of the New International Greek Testament Commentary series, as well as the author of the series' volume on Luke. He has also authored New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel. Marshall was an evangelical Methodist who was born and lived most of his life in Scotland. He received a PhD from the University of Aberdeen and a DD from Asbury Theological Seminary.

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    Nicholas Alsop

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    You might want to adjust his bio to read past tense!
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