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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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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: 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
Subjects: B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Dr Anne F. Elvey
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 23:21
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 02:29
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1175

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