In this completely revised and updated edition, Francois Bovon provides a critical assessment of the last fifty-five years of scholarship on Luke-Acts. The study divides thematically, with individual chapters covering the subjects of history and eschatology, the role of the Old Testament, Christology, the Holy Spirit, conversion, and the church. Each chapter begins with a consideration of the exegetical and theological problems unique to each theme in Luke-Acts before providing a detailed survey and critique of contemporary English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian New Testament scholarship.
Francois Bovon is Frothingham Professor of the History of Religion at Harvard Divinity School.
Preface to the First EditionPreface to the English EditionPreface to the Second English Edition1 The Plan of God, Salvation History, and Eschatology2 The Interpretation of the Scriptures of Israel3 Christology4 The Holy Spirit5 Salvation6 The Reception of Salvation 7 The Church8 What about Luke? (1983)9 Studies in Luke-Acts: Retrospect and Prospect (1993)10 Luke the Theologian, from 1980 to 2005APPENDICESA A Selective Bibliography of Books on Luke-Acts, 1980-2005B Bibliographic Index on Luke 1-24, 1980-2005C Bibliographic Index on Acts 1-28, 1980-2005D Bibliographic and Thematic Index on Luke-Acts, 1980-2005Index