Date of Award
Religious and Theological Studies
Gregory A. Robbins
Authorship, Early Judaism, Interdisciplinary, Jewish-Christian, Luke-Acts, New Testament
This dissertation challenges the long-held assumption that the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles were written by a gentile Christian, arguing instead that the author of these texts was an educated follower of “the Way” who was raised and enculturated within a Hellenistic Jewish context. Advancing from a consciously interdisciplinary perspective, it probes the question of Lukan authorship variously from reception history and social memory theory, intertextuality studies, thematic analysis informed by historical and literary criticism, and incorporates emerging insights from the field of cognitive linguistics. It concludes with a reflection upon some of the potential ethical consequences, both ancient and contemporary, of reading Luke and Acts under the assumption of either gentile or Jewish authorship.
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Smith, Joshua Paul, "Luke Was Not a Christian: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Jewish Authorship of Luke and Acts" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1993.
Received from ProQuest
Joshua Paul Smith
Biblical studies, Judaic studies, Religion
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