LUKE'S JOURNEY NARRATIVE: A LITERARY GATEWAY OF THE MISSIONARY CHURCH IN ACTS

Eddie Germiquet

Abstract



The article is written in the form of a broad overview of Luke's two-volume work and
focuses on the 'Journey Narrative' with the portrayal of Christians as 'Followers of the
Way' as its dominant theme. Key markers which stand out as dominant characteristics in
Luke's literary structure, are identified and their contribution to the Missionary Church in
Acts briefly discussed. These key markers are: the centrality of the resurrection and its
associated characteristic of justice; the importance of faithfulness to the scriptures in the
light of the resurrection; the setting of people free from that which binds them; their reintegration
as whole people into the society and the commission to being witnesses of
Jesus' ministry.

Keywords


Luke; Journey Narrative; Followers of the Way; Justice; Liberty; Stand up; Witnesses; Resurrection

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/103-0-585

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