This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Although several scholars have written in the past about how Luke portrays Jesus and the apostles as prophets, no one has yet provided a comprehensive theory as to why Luke's main protagonists resemble Samuel, Elijah, Elisha, Moses, and Jeremiah.
McWhirter shows that Luke uses these biblical prophets as precedents, seeking to legitimate the things about which his audience has been instructed in the face of events that seem to contradict those teachings. By the 80s of the first century, the Romans had killed Jesus, Peter, and Paul; ravaged Jerusalem; and destroyed the temple. Many Gentiles believed in Jesus, while most Jews did not. In order to show that all this was part of God's plan, Luke - whom McWhirter, with David Tiede and others, identifies as a Diaspora Jew - compares Jesus and his witnesses to Israel's prophets who also went to the nations and were rejected by some of their own people.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Jocelyn McWhirter is associate professor of religious studies at Albion College in Michigan. She received her PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary, writing her dissertation under the supervision of Donald Juel (The Bridegroom Messiah and the People of God, 2006).
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Fortress Press,U.S. 2014-01-01, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # NU-NBN-00026211
Book Description Fortress Press,U.S. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781451470024
Book Description Fortress Press,U.S., 2014. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CW-9781451470024
Book Description Fortress Press, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1451470029
Book Description Fortress Pr, 2014. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 144 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1451470029
Book Description Fortress Press, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111451470029