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Cross-Bearing in Luke

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ISBN 10: 3161504194 / ISBN 13: 9783161504198
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Luke records twice how Jesus called on people to ?take up? or ?carry? their crosses. He also reports how Simon of Cyrene carried Jesus? cross ?behind Jesus.? No metaphorical uses of the well-known phenomenon of cross-bearing were confirmed in any language prior to the Gospels. The idiom was also unknown in Semitic languages. What did a call to become a voluntary cross-bearer sound like before the cross became kitsch? In Luke?s Gospel, cross-bearing is connected with self-denial and ?hating? one?s family. Not only the disciples, but ?all? are called on to take up their crosses. Because cross-bearing is a daily duty, it can hardly refer to martyrdom and cannot be linked to imitation. Sverre Bøe argues that the cross signifies death through radical self-denial but not as ascetic exercises. His book includes a survey of the history of scholarship on the five Synoptic texts of cross-bearing. Bookseller Inventory # BOECROSSB

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Title: Cross-Bearing in Luke

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

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Luke records twice how Jesus called on people to "take up" or "carry" their crosses. He also reports how Simon of Cyrene carried Jesus' cross "behind Jesus." No metaphorical uses of the well-known phenomenon of cross-bearing were confirmed in any language prior to the Gospels.

The idiom was also unknown in Semitic languages. What did a call to become a voluntary cross-bearer sound like before the cross became kitsch? In Luke's Gospel, cross-bearing is connected with self-denial and "hating" one's family. Not only the disciples, but "all" are called on to take up their crosses. Since cross-bearing is a daily duty, it can hardly refer to martyrdom, and cannot be linked to imitation. Sverre Bøe argues that the cross signifies death through radical self-denial, but not as ascetic exercises. His book includes a survey of the history of scholarship on the five Synoptic texts of cross-bearing.

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