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Luke (Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible)

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Historian and theologian Justo González presents the beloved Gospel of Luke, who heralds Jesus’ birth as “good news of great joy for all the people” (Luke 2:10). González guides us and challenges us to ask, “What is the meaning of this text for us today?” The result is an engaging and important theological discussion of Luke’s Gospel and its relation to the life and proclamation of the church and its members.

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  • Presents an engaging and important theological discussion of Luke’s Gospel
  • Focuses on Luke’s relation to the life and proclamation of the church and its members
  • Challenges readers to discover what the meaning of the text is today

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“If that is the question, Jesus’ final injunction to the lawyer, ‘Go and do likewise,’ does not simply mean, go and act in love to your neighbor, but rather, go and become a neighbor to those in need, no matter how alien they may be. It is not just a matter of loving and serving those who are near us (which is what ‘neighbor’ means) but also of drawing near to those who for whatever reason—racial, ethnic, theological, political—may seem to be alien to us.” (Pages 139–140)

“What does the parable mean, in this context? It clearly means that those of us who survive, those Galileans who were not killed by Herod, or those Jews on whom the tower did not fall, or those of us who have not died from famine, or those who were not in the Twin Towers on September 11, are living only by the grace of God, and that our continued life is for the purpose that we bear fruit.” (Page 172)

“People are not angry because he claims to be the fulfillment of the prophecy. On the contrary, they are quite thrilled about it. It is when he tells them that they should expect no special favors—not even what he has done in places such as Capernaum—that they turn to him and seek to kill him.” (Page 66)

“Thus the parable has much to say about recognizing the action of God in those whose theology we may find faulty—in itself a very valuable lesson in these times of theological and political polarization.” (Page 139)

“The full message of Easter is both of joy and of challenge. It is the announcement of unequaled and final victory, and the call to radical, dangerous, and even painful discipleship.” (Page 276)

  • Title: Luke (Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible)
  • Author: Justo L. Gonzalez
  • Series: Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Print Publication Date: 2010
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 328
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. Luke › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780664232016, 0664232019
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-01-16T23:02:49Z

Justo L. González, de origem cubana e residente nos Estados Unidos, é um escritor e conferencista de trajetória reconhecida. Estudou no Seminário Evangélico de Teologia de Matanzas (Cuba), obteve o doutorado em teologia na Universidade de Yale (EUA). Foi professor do Seminário Evangélico de Porto Rico e na Candler School of Theology de Atlanta (Geórgia, EUA). É membro fundador da Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana, diretor do Programa Hispano de Verano e professor visitante do Princeton Theological Seminary. Autor de muitos livros, entre os quais figuram História do movimento missionário, Atos do Espírito Santo, Introdução à teologia cristã, Breve dicionário de teologia e Culto e cultura todos editados pela Editora Hagnos.


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