Luke's Social Concern

Luke's Social Concern - LUKE'S "SOCIAL CONCERN" I. Must be...

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LUKE'S "SOCIAL CONCERN" I. Must be set in the context of his broader theme: "Salvation is for every one." This theme is powerfully announced in Jesus' self declaration in Lk. 4:16-20 (Aland, p. 31) where Luke's Jesus read .." II. Social Outcasts : Luke intends his reader to understand that no person stands outside the parameters of Jesus message and mission. He persistently gives positive (faith-filled) descriptions of people that polite society ignored, or looked down upon: The Lost Sheep (Lk. 15:3-7; Aland, 161) The "Good" Samaritan (Lk. 10:29-37; Aland, 170) Pharisee & Publican (Lk. 18:9-14; Aland, 205) Zacchaeus (Lk. 19:1-10; Aland, 228) Thief on the Cross (Lk. 23:3943; Aland, 319-20) Lepers (parallel w/ Mark) III. : Lk offers us 13 women, as positive examples of faith which occur no where else in the NT. Women, in this cultural context, could be listed among the "outcasts" (above):
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course REL THEL 352 taught by Professor Tyson during the Spring '08 term at Houghton College.

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