Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: A Theology of Hospitality in Luke-Acts

Martin William Mittelstadt

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2014

Issue: Identity and Community (Vol. 34, No 2, Spring, 2014)

Hospitality was no small matter for early Christians. Jesus both gave and received hospitality generously. For Luke, failure in hospitality leads to a fractured community and, if left unattended, hinders kingdom exploits. From the gospels, Christians are called to the practice of hospitality for the sake of themselves, their neighbors, and the kingdom.

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