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Luke's Legato Historiography: Remembering the Continuity of Salvation History through Rhetorical Transitions

David Brack

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ISBN 10: 1498299105 / ISBN 13: 9781498299107
Published by Pickwick Publications, 2017
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Title: Luke's Legato Historiography: Remembering ...

Publisher: Pickwick Publications

Publication Date: 2017

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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As the first century came to a close, the church struggled with its identity due to its memories of a disconnected past. As the church reflected on recent history, it remembered the origins of Christianity as full of gaps and discontinuities, leaving it to question the validity of this new Jesus movement. How did Jesus' ministry relate to ancient Judaism? What was the relationship between John the Baptist and Jesus? What kind of transition occurred between Jesus and his followers? How did the Holy Spirit relate to Jesus? How could the controversial figure Paul have such an integral role in nascent Christianity? How could a heavily Gentile church preach about the Messiah of Israel? Using a musical metaphor, this book demonstrates how Luke replies to these staccato narratives of the first-century church with his own legato version of history. Luke accomplishes this bridging of past events primarily through the ancient practice of rhetorical transitions, and in the process reassures his audiences of the continuity of salvation history throughout the various stages of early Christianity.

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David Brack is an adjunct professor at Asbury Theological Seminary. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and four children.

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