In this process, a contextual similarity between the Greco-Roman context and the African context is identified and the impact of these contexts on the understanding of the meaning of salvation is examined. The uses of 'name' are diverse but none of them appears to serve that purpose. In a very disciplined and contextually aware study, he puts sociostylistics effectively to work, with results that move the Lukan exorcism narratives to a vital position for understanding both Lukan Christology and the setting and purpose of Luke-Acts. We will receive whatever we ask, but only if we have prayed in Jesus' name, according to God's will, with faith and not doubt, and so on. Brawley, McCormick Theological Seminary Read more. How then can we resolve these promises with our experience? However, dealing solely with the exorcism narratives, Klutz has space to treat both the cultural environment of the text as well the text's situation, which determines rhetorical effectiveness.
In a very disciplined and contextually aware study, he puts sociostylistics effectively to work, with results that move the Lukan exorcism narratives to a vital position for understanding both Lukan Christology and the setting and purpose of Luke-Acts. Sanmartin eds , Keilalphabetischen Texte aus Ugarit, vol. For his editorial advice and good-humoured patience up to the last moment of his editorship, I am deeply indebted to Professor Richard Bauckham. The book is dedicated to my wife Liz and to our three sons — Austin, Eliot, and Nathaniel — who worked hard and usually with success to protect me against the demon of madness throughout the process of revision. God deals with us as a father with his children; he grants some requests simply because we ask, and denies other requests, but always for our ultimate good.
Permission to publish material from the John W. The distinctively Lukan version of the exorcism stories has attracted little interest from scholars in New Testament studies until recently. Twelftree; The Exorcism Stories in Luke—Acts: A Sociostylistic Reading. Placed in conversation with the Lukan meaning of salvation in the passage, an alternative meaning of salvation emerges, along with implications for the Greco-Roman and African contexts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Shaked eds , Amulets and Magic Bowls: Aramaic Incantations of Late Antiquity, vol. Close linguistic analysis sheds light on the Jewishness of the text and the understanding of exorcism within the hellenized Jewish religious world.
Sociostylistics and the exorcism in Luke 4:33-37; 2. . Perhaps the best option of all is to recognize the relationship that is implied by prayer. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account? Not so with Todd Klutz. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. However, since Luke considers magic to have a satanic origin and he presents Christians as opposing magic he cannot allow Paul and Silas to be accused of it. Setting the stories within their ancient cultural context, Todd Klutz uses linguistic analysis to cover popular beliefs as well as official religion.
Included pages identify chiasms in Luke 8:39, Mark 5:19-20, and Luke 9:1-50. The Exorcism Stories in Luke—Acts: A Sociostylistic Reading. It navigates the disciplines of New Testament, Biblical Studies, Mission and Apologetics. Monograph series Society for New Testament Studies ; 129. Yet another option is to relocate the answer to prayer? As well as becoming a standard scholarly text on the analysis of biblical exorcism narratives, this book should become an important input to debate about Luke-Acts in general. Klutz also contends that it has not been recognized that, by contributing.
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