Despite the striking frequency with which the Greek word for kyrios (Lord) occurs in Luke's Gospel, this study is the first comprehensive analysis of Luke's use of this word. Rowe offers a careful exegetical discussion of all the passages in the Gospel that use kyrios for Jesus in order to trace the complex and deliberate development in Luke's narrative of Jesus's identity as Lord.
Detailed attention to Luke's artistry and use of Mark demonstrates that Luke has a nuanced and sophisticated christology. For Rowe, Luke's use of kyrios for Jesus not only after the resurrection but throughout shows Jesus's close association with the God of Israel. This book, now available in paperback, was first published in hardcover by Walter de Gruyter.
"A compelling study that will serve as the point of departure for subsequent analyses of Luke's Christology. . . . Exemplary for its methodological focus, exegetical prowess, and theological maturity."--Joel B. Green, Review of Biblical Literature
C. Kavin Rowe (PhD, Duke University) is assistant professor of New Testament at Duke University Divinity School. His research focuses primarily on the New Testament, both in its historical particularity and in its relation to the later Christian theological tradition. In addition to detailed exegetical studies on New Testament texts, Rowe has published articles on a variety of topics ranging from the imperial cult in the Greco-Roman world to the doctrine of the Trinity.
Early Narrative Christology by C. Kavin Rowe was published by Baker in February 2009 and is our 34433rd best seller. The ISBN for Early Narrative Christology is 9780801035913.