Salvation in Luke-Acts

Mark Allan Powell

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1992

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

The purpose of this article will be to describe Luke’s concept of salvation in a more systematic fashion than Luke himself would ever have done. The charts accompanying this article [at end of text] provide some of the data that needs interpreting. These charts examine the contexts in which the key words soter (savior), soteria (salvation), soterion (salvation), and sozein (to save) occur in Luke’s writings. For each occurrence, we have identified the person or persons to whom salvation is offered, the content given to this salvation (what it means), the basis for this salvation (who or what brings it), and the means through which this salvation is to be received.

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