The Elijah-Elisha Narrative in the Composition of Luke
The Elijah-Elisha Narrative in the Composition of Luke

The Elijah-Elisha Narrative in the Composition of Luke

in The Library of New Testament Studies

by John S. Kloppenborg, Thomas L. Brodie, Robert A. Derrenbacker, David Barrett Peabody, John Shelton, Alexander Damm, F. Gerald Downing, Dennis R. MacDonald, and Joseph Verheyden

Pages 184
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 2015
ISBN-13 9780567663658
This collection examines the allusions to the Elijah- Elisha narrative in the gospel of Luke. The volume presents the case for a “maximalist” view, which holds that the Elijah-Elisha narrative had a dominant role in the composition of Luke 7 and 9, put forward by Thomas L. Brodie and John Shelton, with critical responses to this thesis by Robert Derrenbacker, Alex Damm, F. Gerald Downing, David Peabody, Dennis MacDonald and Joseph Verheyden.

Taken together the contributions to this volume provide fascinating insights into the composition of the gospel of Luke, and the editorial processes involved in its creation. Contributions cover different approaches to the text, including issues of intertextuality and rhetorical-critical examinations. The distinguished contributors and fast-paced debate make this book an indispensable addition to any theological library.

  • Table Of Contents
  • Introduction - John S Kloppenborg, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Luke's Use of the Elijah-Elisha Narrative - Thomas L. Brodie, Dominican Biblical Institute, Limerick, Ireland
  • A Response to Thomas Brodie, 'Luke's Use of the Elijah-Elisha Narrative' - Robert A. Derrenbacker, Thorneloe University, Canada
  • A Response to Thomas Brodie's Proto-Luke as the Earliest Form of the Gospel - David Barrett Peabody, Nebraska Wesleyan University, USA
  • The Healing of Naaman (2 Kgs 5:1-19) as a Central Component for the Healing of the Centurion's Slave (Luke 7:1-10) - John Shelton, Dominican Biblical Institute, Limerick, Ireland
  • A Rhetorical-Critical Assessment Luke's Use of the Elijah-Elisha Narrative - Alexander Damm, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
  • Imitation and Emulation, Josephus and Luke: Plot and Psycholinguistics - F. Gerald Downing, University of Manchester, UK
  • Toward an Intertextual Commentary on Luke 7 - Dennis R. MacDonald, Claremont School of Theology, USA
  • Epilogue - Joseph Verheyden, Katholiek University Leuven, Belgium
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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