Where the Eagles are Gathered : The Deliverances of the Elect in Lukan Eschatology Hardback
Part of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement S. series
Although many scholars consider Luke 17:22-37 to be "the most important eschatological passage in Luke-Acts," few agree on the precise meaning of the enigmatic proverb which forms its conclusion (Luke 17:37).
Generally, Jesus' logion is taken to convey a macabre image of impending judgement.
However, this study offers fresh literary, redactional, and historical evidence to suggest that Luke recast Jesus' saying in order to describe something much more glorious--the deliverance of the elect.
Examination of the material elsewhere in Luke-Acts corroborates Luke's expectation of an ethereal reunion, and suggests that this hope constitutes the most characteristic feature of Lukan eschatology.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 218 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
- Publication Date: 27/03/2003
- Category: Bible readings, selections & meditations
- ISBN: 9780826462176