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Luke's Paradise in its Judicial Setting (Lk 23:43)

Tucker, Steven S. (2011) Luke's Paradise in its Judicial Setting (Lk 23:43). Master of Theology (major thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.


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My study begins with “paradise” as it is found in the Lukan Jesus’ promise to the second criminal crucified with him (Lk 23:43). I look at the different associations “paradise” carried in the Septuagint and in Second Temple Judaism, from a royal park to the garden of Eden. Next I concentrate on the immediate context of Luke‘s “paradise,” and suggest that an informal trial and judgment is taking place in the dialogue between the two criminals and Jesus. Finally, I examine Luke‘s passion narrative and Luke-Acts for further signs of conflicting judgment between human beings and God: those whom people reject, God favours. In the end, I suggest that Luke’s thinking on “paradise” coheres with his theology of the divine reversal of unjust human situations.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (major thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Luke 23:39-43, Luke 23:43, Paradise, Semantics, Septuagint, Second Temple Judaism, Greco-Roman Forensic Rhetoric, Luke-Acts Speeches, Luke-Acts Judgment, Luke-Acts Reversal, Luke-Acts 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: 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: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011 04:41
Last Modified: 27 May 2011 02:37
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/853

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