On the Road Encounters in Luke–Acts
Hellenistic Mimesis and Luke's Theology of the Way
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Octavian Baban helpfully explores Luke's theology of journeying in relation to his literary style. He convincingly demonstrates Luke's literary artistry, especially in his skilfull utilization of Hellenistic models. His detailed study of three related journey stories in Luke-Acts throws fresh light both on the individual stories and on their contribution to Luke's overall motif of the Way."
--Andrew Clark is a Comminssioning Editor at Scripture Union
"Imaginative ideas backed by careful and wide-ranging scholarship. Highly commended."
--Conrad Gempf, London School of Theology, UK
"Octavian Baban offers a fresh understanding of Luke's theology of journeying in Luke-Acts. Through wide-ranging analysis of Luke's narrative style, Baban challenges aspects of contemporary scholarship in this area. He shows that Luke's literary techniques reflect Greco-Roman mimesis and from this draws out the philosophical and artistic implications in Luke's writing. This captivating book, clearly written and strongly argued, is an important contribution to the study of Lukan theology, while also providing an incentive and a challenge to contemporary Christian proclamation of the Gospel."
--Ian Randall, Spurgeon's College, London, UK