‘Public Theology’ in Luke-Acts: The Witness of the Gospel to Powers and Authorities

  • James R. Edwards
  • New Testament Studies, February 2016, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/s0028688515000466

Numerous references to powers and authorities in Luke-Acts

What is it about?

The article surveys the diverse classes of powers and authorities to which the gospel is addressed in Luke-Acts.

Why is it important?

The Gospel of Luke, in particular, is usually characterized as being written to outsiders and the powerless. While outsiders are frequently noted in Luke, there is a remarkable panorama of Greco-Roman powers and authorities represented in Luke-Acts. Luke-Acts portrays the gospel's claim on the oikoumene, the entire inhabited world.

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