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Transforming Tables: Meals as Encounters with the Kingdom in Luke

Crabbe, Kylie (2010) Transforming Tables: Meals as Encounters with the Kingdom in Luke. Master of Theology (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

This discussion explores Lukan meal scenes as encounters with the Kingdom of God. Addressing the limitations of some other approaches, the thesis argues that the meals create a liminal space which brings to life the challenge and opportunity of responding to Jesus' proclamation. Initially, the study outlines background material on meal traditions Luke inherited - both those derived from Greco-Roman symposia and from tradiditons within Judaism. It then describes Jesus' proclamation of release and acceptance, and the Kingdom of God as presented in Luke, in order to demonstrate the ways in which meals embody this proclamation. Finally, the study considers two meal scenes in detail, Luke 7:36-50 and 14:1-24, and draws conclusions about the challenge to transformation which takes place in Lukan meals.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (minor thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Gospel of Luke, meals in the Bible, Greco-Roman symposia, traditional meals in Judaism, Luke 7:36-50, Luke 14:1-24
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2010 23:33
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2011 23:43
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/513

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