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Children of a compassionate God : a theological exegesis of Luke 6:20-49

Luke 1-6:16 forms the literary context for the Sermon on the Plain. This context grounds Jesus' teaching authority as the Son of God. The beatitudes and woes (6:20-26) establish a revolutionary vision of the authentic human life. The love commandment is grounded in two general ethical principles -- the Golden Rule (6:31) as a maxim of general altruism and the imitatio Dei (6:36) making human conduct respond to the deepest human desires intimated in the Rule. Consequently, Christian disciples are to avoid hostile judgment, as their master did (6:37-42); one can judge truly only by examining the fruits one produces (6:43-45). These commands, which carry human authenticity beyond its limits, are the only way to avoid total destruction (6:46-49).--From publisher's description
eBook, English, ©2001
Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minn., ©2001
1 online resource (xvii, 340 pages : illustrations)
Part 1 The literary context of the sermon
The prologue
Beginnings of ministry
Part 2 Exegesis of the sermon on the plain
Blessed are the poor
Beatitudes and woes
The love command
The critique of judgement
True discipleship
Part 3 The interpretation of the sermon
The theology of the Lukan sermon. Appendices : Scholarly discussion of Anawim
Preindustrial agrarian societies
Interpretation of the reign of God
Persecution terminology in Luke-acts and the new testament
The Son of God
Narrative asides in Lukan discourse material
Lukan anthropology
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