In this completely revised and updated edition, François 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.
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the English Edition
Preface to the Second English Edition
1 The Plan of God, Salvation History, and Eschatology
2 The Interpretation of the Scriptures of Israel
4 The Holy Spirit
6 The Reception of Salvation
7 The Church
8 What about Luke? (1983)
9 Studies in Luke-Acts: Retrospect and Prospect (1993)
10 Luke the Theologian, from 1980 to 2005
A A Selective Bibliography of Books on Luke-Acts, 1980-2005
B Bibliographic Index on Luke 1-24, 1980-2005
C Bibliographic Index on Acts 1-28, 1980-2005
D Bibliographic and Thematic Index on Luke-Acts, 1980-2005
François Bovon (1938–2013) was Frothingham Professor of the History of Religion at Harvard Divinity School.
With this revised and updated survey now covering more than a half century of study, Bovon provides an especially helpful guide. Luke the Theologian shows once again the author's encyclopedic mastery of the literature on Luke, his uncommon gift for concise summary and fair and candid appraisal, and his deep, life-long engagement with these New Testament writings.
~John Carroll, Harriet Robertson Fitts Memorial Professor of New Testament and Dean of Union-PSCE at Richmond
Bovon's helpful survey maps the field in a way that reveals both general contours and distinctive trajectories. He describes the mountains and peaks but also uncovers a few chasms. It is a guidebook to enhance our exploration of scripture charting out what has already been done and pointing the way toward future discoveries.
~Mark Allan Powell, Robert & Phyllis Leatherman Professor of New Testament, Trinity Lutheran Seminary