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The Liberating Mission of Jesus: The Message of the Gospel of Luke
Rodriguez, Darío López

Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2012 pp. xvi + 142. $18.00

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Pentecostals, Peacemaking, and Social Justice


Description: The Liberating Mission of Jesus deals with the central message of the Gospel of Luke, provocatively arguing that the liberating mission of Jesus has two central themes: the universality of the love of God and the special love God has for the defenseless of society. Both of these pillars form the bedrock of Luke's theological vision, animate his Gospel throughout, and summarize the good news of the reign of God in subversive and radical form. This book shows how the liberating message announced by Jesus, as well as his liberating practice, is manifested throughout the Gospel and its implications for Christian life today. Through this thorough treatment, the full depth of Luke's vision of the liberating mission of Jesus is shown to be a paradigm for the personal and collective witness of believers, regardless of the social, political, cultural, or religious boundaries that try to inhibit them from giving witness to the God of life.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Luke, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Liberation Approaches

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Review by Corneliu Constantineanu
Published 2/8/2016
Citation: Corneliu Constantineanu, review of Darío López Rodriguez, The Liberating Mission of Jesus: The Message of the Gospel of Luke, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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