What Kind of King? What Kind of Kingdom? A Study of Luke

Robert C. Tannehill

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1992

Issue: Luke-Acts (Vol. 12, No 1, Winter, 1992)

The following discussion of Luke is the result of an effort to read this gospel holistically as a continuous narrative. This requires us to ask how the beginning sets up expectations and how these initial expectations are realized, not realized, or modified through a process of struggle and conflict. To understand fully any scene within this narrative, we must understand its relation to the rest of the narrative and its function within the whole. When Luke is approached in this way, interesting insights are possible, and aspects of Luke that have been largely ignored take on new importance. Only a few of the results of this approach can be suggested here.

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