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Love and Justice in the Gospel of Luke—Ecology, the Neighbour and Hope

Elvey, Anne (2012) Love and Justice in the Gospel of Luke—Ecology, the Neighbour and Hope. Australian Biblical Review, 60. pp. 1-17. ISSN 0045-0308

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    Abstract

    This essay explores the relationship between justice and love in the Gospel of Luke, in the context of Luke 21 and a Lukan understanding of divine hospitality manifest in ἂφεσις and compassion. Contemporary ecological concern, which manifests in calls for ecojustice and earth love, forms a framework for this exploration. Working from an ecomaterialist perspective, I use the sense of sight as an interpretive key. Both justice and love need to be understood within the limits of creaturely life, limits which in Luke become conditions of possibility for reception of, and participation in, the hospitality of God.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Proofs
    Keywords (separated by commas): Gospel of Luke, ecological criticism, neighbour love, hope, love, justice, eschatology
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): B - New Testament
    Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
    Depositing User: Dr Anne F. Elvey
    Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2013 10:21
    Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 12:29
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1175

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