The Apologetic Revisited: Exonerating Luke from an Ancestral Exegetical and Theological Burden by Innocent Emezie EzeaniThe Apologetic Revisited: Exonerating Luke from an Ancestral Exegetical and Theological Burden by Innocent Emezie Ezeani

The Apologetic Revisited: Exonerating Luke from an Ancestral Exegetical and Theological Burden

byInnocent Emezie Ezeani

Paperback | August 27, 2014

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The trend in the scholarship of Luke has been that of presenting Luke as being interested in the survival of Christianity within the Power apparatus of the Roman world. To achieve this pivotal aim, he seems to overlook the abysmal social maladies and wrongdoings of the Powerful of his time hoping not to endanger the peace and tranquility of Christianity. The intention of this research, however, is to show the defiance and fearlessness of Luke in dealing with the rich and the Powerful. He did not compromise the basic teachings of Christianity even in his respect for the constituted profane Authorities of the Roman order. A second proper look beholds the critical dynamics of his Gospel and the Acts, beginning with the Magnificat running through the angelic Annunciation scene and the Temptation of Jesus and ending with the punishment of Herod Agrippa. The reader beholds a hitherto unknown Luke, who operates from a particular critical stance and distance to the Powerful from the sociological perspective of hidden transcripts.
Innocent Emezie Ezeani, a catholic priest from Arondizuogu/Nigeria, did his Bachelor’s degree programme in Philosophy in Nigeria before coming to Austria (Innsbruck) and Germany (Würzburg) for higher studies in Philosophy and Theology. In the course of these studies, he visited many lectures in Sociology. This work is his doctorate res...
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Title:The Apologetic Revisited: Exonerating Luke from an Ancestral Exegetical and Theological BurdenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.68 inPublished:August 27, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Luke’s interest in themes of Apologetic – Criticism – Power – Domination – Poverty – Hubris – Leadership – Service – Relationship to the Powerful of his time exemplified in the Magnificat – The Birth narrative etc – Tacit and loud criticism of the Powerful – Questioning the so called Apologetic agenda of Luke in his double work with findings in the Pericopes of the Gospel and Acts.