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    "Do you see this Woman?" (Luke 7:44): Encounters with the Lukan Jesus as Windows on the Nattative Anthropology of the Third Gospel

    Lanigan, Anne (2022) "Do you see this Woman?" (Luke 7:44): Encounters with the Lukan Jesus as Windows on the Nattative Anthropology of the Third Gospel. PhD thesis, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth.

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    This dissertation aims to explore aspects of the anthropology of Luke’s Gospel, where anthropology is understood as “the study of what it means to be a human being.” It asks the question, What is Luke’s view of the person and how does he narrate it? Given the vast possibilities of this area of research and the ongoing development of New Testament methodologies (or hermeneutics), a single dissertation can no longer provide a comprehensive account of the many aspects of anthropology. Instead, the study seeks to make a contribution to this field of inquiry by considering some of the diverse ways in which the Lukan author depicts humans (that is, the characters in the Gospel’s narrative), their relationship to one another, and to the Lord Jesus, with whom they interact in the narrative world. Because the Gospel is a narrative text, its anthropology is necessarily a narrative one; it will therefore be examined by means of a narrative-critical approach. In addition, since the Gospel of Luke is long and features many interesting characters, the focus of the study must be narrowed. The dissertation therefore undertakes a close reading of four pericopae—the Anointing Woman and Simon the Pharisee (7:36–50), Martha and Mary (10:38–42), Zacchaeus and the “Grumblers” (19:1–10), and the Two Wrongdoers (23:32, 39–43)—chosen as representative examples of Gospel encounters with Jesus where some aspects of the human—the anthropos—might be revealed.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Keywords: Luke 7:44; Lukan Jesus; Nattative Anthropology; Third Gospel;
    Academic Unit: St Patrick's College, Maynooth > Faculty of Theology
    Item ID: 16770
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2022 12:01
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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