Rethinking the Acceptable Year

The Jubilee and the Basileia in Luke 4 and Beyond

By Christopher James Luthy

Foreword by Keith Dyer

Rethinking the Acceptable Year

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  • ISBN: 9781532684715
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 11/13/2019
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Rethinking the Acceptable Year

The Jubilee and the Basileia in Luke 4 and Beyond

By Christopher James Luthy

Foreword by Keith Dyer

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  • ISBN: 9781532684715
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 11/13/2019
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60
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The biblical Jubilee has enjoyed increasing prominence in Lukan and missional literature, much of which has been based on suggested Jubilee allusions throughout Luke-Acts (especially Luke 4:16–30). This study questions the presence of such allusions, arguing that the suggested references are better understood within the broader and more explicit tradition of the Basileia of God. Every suggested Lukan textual and thematic reference to the Jubilee is examined, with particular attention given to the Nazareth episode (Luke 4:16–30), which is often cited as the most explicit Jubilee reference. The study also addresses some fundamental issues which have informed recent exegeses, including Luke’s use of the term ἄφεσις, the theme of the Basileia of God throughout Luke-Acts, and the importance of Isaiah 61 (both the first-century traditions that may have influenced Luke, as well as how Luke employed the text throughout his two-part work).

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Chris Luthy presents a rigorous and sound critique of the quite widespread assumption that Luke makes a number of Jubilee allusions throughout Luke-Acts, particularly in the programmatic Luke 4:18–22. He argues, correctly in my opinion, that Luke’s gentile audience was highly unlikely to pick up such subtle allusions. Linking these passages to the kingdom of God has far greater explanatory power. This is an important work which I highly commend.”

—Greg Forbes, Head of Department of Biblical Studies, Melbourne School of Theology, Australia



“Those who desire to understand more deeply a central component to Jesus’ mission according to Luke will greatly benefit from reading Dr. Luthy’s work. Particularly in light of the significant emphasis on justice and political action, Luthy’s work is a fair re-thinking of what Jesus’ primary intention was. I highly recommend this monograph for the Bible scholar, the Bible student, and the pastor trying to help the congregation stand faithful in an unjust society, holding on to the true nature of the kingdom of God.”

—Andrew Brake, Spiritual Advisor, Jaffray Theological Seminary, Indonesia; author of Visions of the Lamb of God

Contributors-

Christopher James Luthy
Keith Dyer

Bio(s)-

Christopher James Luthy lives in Indonesia with his wife and three children. He teaches New Testament at STF Jaffray Makassar, where he serves with the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

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