Major Events in Luke's Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. Passages that are Critical to the Meaning of Other Passages and / or Luke's Entire Work

Author: Kilgallen, John J.
Year:2014
Pages:328
ISBN:0-7734-4335-8
978-0-7734-4335-8
Price:219.95
The purpose of this present study is to explore and interpret ten passages in Luke-Acts that in my years of study and teaching have emerged for me as more important than others in Luke’s work because their significance extends far beyond their present context to affect the meaning of many other passages.
A cogent, compelling, precise, scholarly, insightful and informative exegetes on the Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles drawing certain ‘moments’ or parts, that are of extraordinary significance to Luke-Acts as a whole; exploring the meaning of each of these elements beyond its context in the narrative to imbue with meaning other parts of Luke-Acts and often the whole.

Reviews

“He [Kilgallen] brings intensity to the exegetical task and persistently reflects on the text and the author’s intention. He is creative in developing theories and strategies which help the reader appreciate the given New Testament writer better.”
-Robert F. O’Toole,
S.J., Professor Emeritus,
Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome

Table of Contents

FOREWORD by Robert F. O’Toole, S.J.
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
Luke’s Purpose in Writing
The Purpose of This Study
CHAPTER 1: THE ANNUNCIATION (Luke 1, 26-38)
WHO IS JESUS?
Gabriel Announces a King and Son of God
A King Who Will Rule Forever and Son of God
WHO IS MARY?
A Woman Made Pleasing to God
Obedient Woman
THE ANNUNCIATION: A VERY INFLUENTIAL STORY
DIVINE REVELATION
CHAPTER 2: THE BAPTISM OF JESUS (Luke 3, 21-22)
Baptism, Prayer, and the Holy Spirit (Luke 3, 21-22)
The Holy Spirit
The Voice from Heaven
Jesus in the Synagogue of Nazareth
The Lasting Effect of Jesus’ Post-baptismal Experience
Conclusion
CHAPTER 3: JESUS’ THREE TEMPTATIONS (Luke 4, 1-13)
“It is written that man does not live by bread alone” (Luke 4,4)
“It is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him” (Luke 4, 8)
“It says, ‘You shall not put the Lord, your God to the test’”(Luke 4, 12)
The Trial of Jesus in the Garden
The Significance of the Three Temptations for Luke’s Work
CHAPTER 4: TURN TO JERUSALEM (Luke 9, 51)
Formulation of Luke 9, 51
Comments
“He resolutely turned his face towards Jerusalem” (Luke 9, 51)
Main Clause and Subordinate Clause Together
Effects of Luke 9, 51
Importance of Luke 9, 51
CHAPTER 5: THE LAST SUPPER THROUGH THE CRUCIFISION (Luke 22, 14-38; 22, 66-23. 49)
Prefatory Remark
I. THE LAST SUPPER: FOUR ELEMENTS
1. Sacred Words: “…my body…the cup of the new covenant in my blood”
Martyrdom
The Sinless for the Sinner

Body
Blood
2. Judas
3. “You will sit on thrones…”
4. A Time of Crisis
II. THE JUDGMENTS OF THE SANDEDRIN, PILATE, AND HEROD
Before the Sanhedrin (Luke 22, 66-23,1)
Before Pontius Pilate I (Luke 23, 2-7)
Before Herod Antipas (Luke 23, 8-12)
Before Pontius Pilate II (Luke 23, 13-25)
The Innocence of Jesus and the Acts of the Apostles
Acts 2
Acts 3
Acts 4
Acts 8
Acts 10
Acts 13

II, THE FINAL WORDS OF JESUS CRUCIFIED
“Father, forgive them, they know not what they do”(Luke 23, 34)
“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23, 46)
Salvation through Faith
The Gospel
The Acts of the Apostles
Conclusion
Savior and Messiah
Conclusion
CHAPTER 6: THE RESURRECTION STORIES (Luke 24, 1-49)
The Tomb (Luke 24,1-12)
The Road to Emmaus (Luke 24, 13-35)
The Upper Room (Luke 24, 36-49)
Jesus’ Bodily Resurrection
Peter
The Eucharist
Conclusion
CHAPTER 7: THE FIRST CHAPTER OF ACTS
I. “You will be my witnesses…”(Acts 1,8)
The Holy Spirit
The Gospel
Acts
My Witnesses
The Preaching of the Apostles
The Community
Geography
II. “He (Jesus) was lifted up and taken from their sight…”(Acts 1,9)
III. Judas Is Replaced (Acts 1, 15-26)
Conclusion
CHAPTER 8: THE PENTECOST EXPERIENCE (Acts 2)
Structure of Acts 2
I. THE FIRST MOMENT
II. THE SECOND MOMENT
III. THE THIRD MOMENT
A. The Two basic Parts of the Speech
1. The Cause and purpose of the Pentecost Experience
2. The meaning of Jesus
B. Analysis of the Speech in More Detail
1. Introduction
2. Body of the Argument
a. First Part
b. Second Part
c. Third Part
d. Fourth Part
Conclusion
IV. THE FOURTH MOMENT
V. THE FIFTH MOMENT
Conclusion
CHAPTER 9: PETER AND CORNELIUS
(Acts 10 and 11, 1-18; 15, 7-11)
I. ACTS 10
A. A First Look at the Story
The Major Players
The Speech of Peter
After Peter’s Speech
B. A Second Look at the Story
The Action of God
C. A Third Look at the Story
Clean/Unclean
II. ACTS 11, 1-18
A. Peter’s Defense
B. The Reaction to peter’s Defense
A brief Conclusion to Chapters 10 and 11
III. ACTS 15, 7-11
A. Formulations of the Problem
B. The Solution
a. Purification
b. God Purified
c. By Faith
d. The Fuller Meaning of Purification
Conclusion
a. The problem of Peter
b. The Problem of Association with Gentiles
c. The Problem with ‘Faith Alone’
d. Peter’s Intervention
A Final Conclusion
CHAPTER 10: THE VOCATION OF PAUL (Acts 9, 22, 26)
Why the Thrice-Repeated Command to Witness?
Conclusion
CONCLUSION
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX