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Conflict in Luke: Jesus, Authorities, Disciples
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Conflict in Luke: Jesus, Authorities, Disciples


Fortress Press 1991

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Intertwined with Luke’s story of Jesus are two other story lines: the story of the authorities, who come into conflict with Jesus over the crucial issue of whom God has chosen to rule Israel, and the story of the disciples, who are both loyal and uncomprehending. Jack Dean Kingsbury leads the reader into the dramatic narrative of Luke’s Gospel by tracing and interpreting all three stories. An introductory chapter provides orientation to basic features of literary analysis.

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Key Features

  • Leads the reader into the dramatic narrative of Luke’s Gospel
  • Focuses on the story of the authorities and the story of the disciples
  • Provides orientation to basic features of literary analysis

Praise for the Print Edition

In Conflict in Luke, Jack Dean Kingsbury enables us to hear afresh the story of Luke’s Gospel—a story in which conflict catalyzes development and change. Writing with his usual care and clarity, Kingsbury traces Jesus’ ongoing conflict with the forces of Satan, wtih religious authorities, and even with his own disciples. Kingsbury’s effort magnifies our appreciation of the complexity, beauty, and theological depth of the Third Gospel. His literary-critical approach has born fruit that many readers—especially pastors and students—will find quite delectable.

Susan R. Garrett, professor of New Testament, Louisville Seminary

Kingsbury follows procedures established long ago by Horace and other ancient critics for examination of a work in terms of the author’s purposeful structuring of themes and narrative material. In the process, he makes a distinctive contribution through his exploration of conflict as an inviting port of entry into Luke’s literary miracle.

Frederick W. Danker, emeritus professor, Lutheran School of Theology

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About Jack Dean Kingsbury

Jack Dean Kingsbury is emeritus professor of biblical theology at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.

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