The Way According to Luke: Hearing the Whole Story of Luke-Acts

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Mar 10, 2006 - Religion - 404 pages
Among the classics of ancient Greek and Jewish literature, the story of Luke-Acts has few rivals. Yet we moderns miss much of the meaning of Luke's two-part drama because we read it like any other text and not as it would have been heard by ancient listeners -- in public performance by a skilled storyteller.

The Way according to Luke unlocks the big picture of Jesus' mission by attending to the repetition, patterns, and other clues of oral narrative. In this single volume Paul Borgman lays out a holistic view of the organic unity between Luke and Acts while demonstrating that the meaning of Luke-Acts is uniquely embedded in its narrative. Borgman's distinctive work makes available both the satisfying pleasure of reading the Bible as great literature and the rewarding insight gained from receiving Scripture as it was originally delivered.

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Contents

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Page 48 - Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

About the author (2006)

Paul Borgman is professor of English at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts. A specialist in biblical narrative, he is also the author of Genesis: The Story We Haven't Heard.

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