The New Testament

A Historical and Theological Introduction

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13. The Gospel according to Luke(-Acts)

Questions for Research and Discussion

  1. How should the fact that Luke is the first volume of a two-volume set influence our reading and interpretation of it?
  2. Outline the so-called travel narrative in Luke. What special emphases stand out? Do any patterns arise?
  3. If Luke was indeed writing to Gentile Christians, why then did he spend so much time discussing how Jesus fulfilled various things from the OT?
  4. Luke says much less about the cross than do the other Evangelists. What does he say about it?
  5. Give several examples of Luke’s focus on women and the poor. What do you think Luke is trying to say by focusing on these two groups so extensively?