The New Testament

A Historical and Theological Introduction


13. The Gospel according to Luke(-Acts)

Questions for Review

  1. Who wrote Luke, to whom, and when?
  2. What is the significance of the Lukan prologue?
  3. Discuss the supposed sources of Luke and how much each of them accounts for within the Gospel of Luke itself.
  4. Describe the content of the Magnificat (Luke 1:46–55) and explain the role this poem might play in the flow of Luke’s Gospel.
  5. What role does history play in the Gospel of Luke?
  6. Explain Conzelmann’s salvation history schema and its significance.
  7. A major theme of Luke is the universality of the gospel. Where can this be seen in Luke’s Gospel?
  8. Where are some key places in Luke’s narrative in which the Holy Spirit plays a major role?
  9. Discuss the topic of prayer in Luke.
  10. What are the purposes of Luke-Acts, according to the chapter?