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A Theology of Luke and Acts: God’s Promised Program, Realized for All Nations (Biblical Theology of the New Testament | BTNT)

, 2012
ISBN: 9780310499107

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Zondervan’s Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series has for years provided pastors, students, and readers with valuable analyses of New Testament books and their contents. In this latest installment, Darrell L. Bock draws from his years of experience in biblical studies to examine Luke and Acts and write an informative resource that’s invaluable to those seeking holistic biblical understanding. A Theology of Luke and Acts identifies and evaluates the contribution of Luke, both to the New Testament and to the Bible as a whole. Bock aims to demonstrate Luke’s significance and influence in the development of theological discourse. The text discusses Luke’s themes and thematic relevance, the significance of language and vocabulary, and the contextual importance of Luke’s placement in the Bible. Continuing the valuable tradition of the Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series, Bock’s insights regarding Luke and Acts will prove a lasting resource for pastors and aspiring biblical scholars alike.

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“So Luke’s gospel is an ancient form of bios, distinct from modern biography, but rooted in telling the story of its hero and presenting him as an example for all. A caveat in all of this is that the main character of the gospel is not merely Jesus, but how God is working through him. In this sense, the account is not only a bios but also a theological biography. In point of fact, Luke is trying to persuade his audience that when he tells the story of Jesus, one is also seeing God at work through him in promise and plan.” (Pages 45–46)

“So, in Luke’s gospel, God is presented as one who has a kingdom plan and program, which are intimately tied to Jesus. Glorifying God means appreciating what he is doing through Jesus. Beyond this, God deserves love, respect, and worship. The one who fears God and keeps the divinity’s word about the gospel can anticipate blessing.” (Page 108)

“One of the goals of Luke is to describe how God expects people to live, not only how they can experience salvation.” (Page 68)

“That Luke was a physician, was tied to Paul, was not an eyewitness of Jesus, and wrote his gospel with concern for Gentiles are facts the NT makes clear. That Luke was from Syria, proclaimed Paul’s gospel, was unmarried, was childless, and died at an old age are ideas that are not in the NT.” (Page 35)

“The kingdom’s meaning in Luke is complex. It has both a present and a future element, and at any point either emphasis or both ideas together can appear, depending on the context.” (Page 106)

  • Title: A Theology of Luke and Acts: Biblical Theology of the New Testament
  • Author: Darrell L. Bock
  • Series: Biblical Theology of the New Testament
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Print Publication Date: 2012
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 496
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. Luke › Commentaries; Bible. N.T. Acts › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780310499107, 9780310270898, 0310499100, 0310270898
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T02:02:41Z
Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Darrell L. Bock, research professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture at Dallas Theological Seminary, serves as editor-at-large forChristianity Today, and is on the board of Chosen People Ministries and Wheaton College. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Bock served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society.

He has earned international recognition as a Humboldt Scholar for his work in Luke-Acts, historical Jesus study, biblical theology, as well as with messianic Jewish ministries. He has published articles in the Los Angeles Times and The Dallas Morning News and is a well-known author of over 30 books. His publications include Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods,Jesus According to Scripture, an NIV Application Commentary on Luke, Breaking the Da Vinci Code, and commentaries on Acts and Luke in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series.


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  1. Sean Hachem

    Sean Hachem


    This book looks at Luke and Acts from a dispensational perspective. Not only does it fail to connect the richness of the New Covenant with that of the Old Covenant, it actually draws dividing lines of separation between the two (The "church" is sharply divided from "Israel.") If you want to read a dispensational view of the New Covenant, this might be a good book for you.
  2. Joel Rivera

    Joel Rivera


    Increíble obra
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  5. James Hatch

    James Hatch


    This book surpasses all other written on the theology of Luke to this point.
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