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Geschichte und Erkenntnis im lukanischen Doppelwerk: Eine exegetische Untersuchung zu einer christlichen Perspektive auf Geschichte
Bauspieß, Martin

Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2012 pp. 607. €68.00

Series Information
Arbeiten zur Bibel und ihrer Geschichte, 42

Description: The author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles is often regarded as a »historian« and »theologian of salvation history«. However, both labels raise more questions than they are able to answer. By analyzing the motif of recognition in Luke-Acts, the study attempts to achieve a more precise definition of the relation between theology and history. Initially, in order to go more deeply into the discussion, Bauspieß reconstructs the connection in historical-critical research on Luke-Acts between recognition and history on the one hand, and the corresponding conceptions of Lukan theology on the other. In the focal point of the study are exegetical analyses of key texts in Luke-Acts, which are relevant to the question of history and recognition. As a result, it is suggested that Luke does not develop theology »as history«, but assumes a clear distinction between reality that can be described historically and the recognition which is given by faith itself.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Luke, Acts, Literature

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Review by Nils Neumann
Published 2/8/2013
Citation: Nils Neumann, review of Martin Bauspieß, Geschichte und Erkenntnis im lukanischen Doppelwerk: Eine exegetische Untersuchung zu einer christlichen Perspektive auf Geschichte, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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