Book Giveaway – Reading Luke (Zondervan, 2005)

Reading LukeTo celebrate the happiest time of the year (the beginning of school), I am going to give away a few books on Reading Acts. I gave Jake Bodet (@JakeBodet) a copy of The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts (Grand Rapids. Mich.: Baker Academic, 2013) edited by Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald.

For this week’s giveaway, I have a copy of Reading Luke:Interpretation, Reflection, Formation edited by Craig Bartholomew, Joel B. Green, and Anthony C. Thiselton (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2005). This is the sixth volume coming from the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar and contains essays Luke and Acts from a wide range of scholars. Graham Stanton said the essays “offer fresh perspectives, especially on issues of method and interpretation. The essays are accessible to a wide readership, yet they are full of insights which will stimulate further reflection and research.”

This book is a brand new hardback and is my own copy. The only caveat is that the book has a different slip jacket than the picture above. I think it is the Paternoster (British) printing rather than the North American Zondervan printing. I cannot see any other differences.  I bought the book not realizing I already had the Zondervan edition, so my bad memory is your gain.

Same rules as last week: Enter by leaving a comment telling me which essay you will read first. On Tuesday September 8 I will randomly select one comment and ship the book out to the lucky winner. If you leave more than one comment, I will only count one comment per person for the contest.

Good Luck!

 

Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTION
The Hermeneutical Dynamics of ‘Reading Luke’ as Interpretation, Reflection, and Formation.
Anthony C. Thiselton

NARRATIVE, HISTORY, AND THEOLOGY
Learning Theological Interpretation from Luke.
Joel B. Green

The Purpose of Luke-Acts: Israel’s Story in the Context of the Roman Empire.
David Wenham

Preparing the Way of the Lord: Introducing and Interpreting Luke’s Narrative: A Response to David Wenham.
F. Scott Spencer

Reading Luke’s Gospel as Ancient Hellenistic Narrative: Luke’s Narrative Plan of Israel’s Suffering Messiah as God’s Saving Plan for the World.
David P. Moessner

LANGUAGE, PARABLES, AND LEVELS AND WAYS OF READING LUKE

Political and Eschatological Language in Luke.
I. Howard Marshall

The Role of Money and Possessions in the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11–32): A Test Case.
John Nolland

Reading Luke, Hearing Jesus, Understanding God: Reflection on Hermeneutical Issues in Response to John Nolland.
Stephen I. Wright

A Critical Examination of David Bosch’s Missional Reading of Luke.
Michael W. Goheen.

DISTINCTIVE THEOLOGICAL THEMES IN LUKE-ACTS

Luke and the Spirit: Renewing Theological Interpretation of Biblical Pneumatology.
Max Turner

Kingdom and Church in Luke-Acts From Davidic Christology to Kingdom Ecclesiology.
Scott W. Hahn

A Canonical Approach to Interpreting Luke. The Journey Motif as a Hermeneutical Key.
Charles H. H. Scobie

Prayer in/and the Drama of Redemption in Luke: Prayer and Exegetical Performance.
Craig G. Bartholomew and Robby Holt

ISSUES IN RECEPTION HISTORY AND RECEPTION THEORY

The Reception and Use of the Gospel of Luke to the Second Century.
Francois Bovon.

Looking for Luke in the Second Century: A Dialogue with Francois Bovon
Andrew Gregory

Illuminating Luke: The Third Gospel as Italian Renaissance and Baroque Painting.
Heidi J. Hornik and Mikeal C. Parsons

30 thoughts on “Book Giveaway – Reading Luke (Zondervan, 2005)

  1. Given my interest in ecclesiology, I might begin here:
    Kingdom and Church in Luke-Acts From Davidic Christology to Kingdom Ecclesiology. –Scott W. Hahn

    Thanks again for the giveaways!

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  2. Illuminating Luke: The Third Gospel as Italian Renaissance and Baroque Painting

    Probably because I have no idea what to expect from that title.

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  3. with my interest in Church history, I’d be likely to read “The Reception and Use of the Gospel of Luke to the Second Century” by Francois Bovon. With “Kingdom and Church in Luke-Acts” a close second.

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  4. It may be a toss up between Kingdom and Church in Luke-Acts From Davidic Christology to Kingdom Ecclesiology and The Reception and Use of the Gospel of Luke to the Second Century.

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  5. The Role of Money and Possessions in the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11–32): A Test Case.
    By John Nolland

    It’s an incredibly relevant topic in today’s world of consumerism.

    Although honestly, I’d probably start with the introduction and read them in order… But I’m not sure if that’s quite what you’re asking about.

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  6. I always love learning more about the context of Scrptures. The first chapter that I would love to read is “The Purpose of Luke-Acts: Israel’s Story in the Context of the Roman Empire” by
    David Wenham.
    Thank you for the impact that you continue to make for Christ!
    Shalom,
    Lori Holliman

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  7. First, I’d read “A Critical Examination of David Bosch’s Missional Reading of Luke.” By Michael W. Goheen. A “missional reading” or being a “missional church or missional movement is all the rage. I wonder if this is just the fad of the moment. Thus I’d like to read his critique and see if this come up.

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    • I will read Luke and the Spirit: Renewing Theological Interpretation of Biblical Pneumatology by Max Turner since I hope to teach a course on Pneumatology in the near furture.

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  8. I’d read all chapters, but I really want to read the chapter of Scobie about the Canonical Approach.

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  9. I’ll read A Canonical Approach to Interpreting Luke. The Journey Motif as a Hermeneutical Key by Charles H. H. Scobie first.

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  10. The Purpose of Luke-Acts: Israel’s Story in the Context of the Roman Empire.
    David Wenham

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  11. Great offer!
    A Canonical Approach to Interpreting Luke. The Journey Motif as a Hermeneutical Key by Charles H. H. Scobie is what I would like to read.

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  12. I would definitely read the The Role of Money and Possessions in the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11–32): A Test Case. That parable has always resonated deeply with me. I would love to read further what Nolland thinks about the role of money and possessions in that parable. Thanks!

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