Review of the Gospel of Luke

Review of the Gospel of Luke

  • Submitted By: bcmst3k
  • Date Submitted: 03/01/2010 8:38 AM
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The Gospel of Luke is found in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. It is amongst the major Gospels which depict the life and acts of Jesus that include the Gospel of Matthew, the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of John. Despite its name, the Gospel of Luke is not believed to have been written by Luke, the Apostle of Jesus. The exact author or authors of Luke is still unknown. The common understanding is that the author of the Gospel of Luke wrote his gospel after the Gospel of Mark was written. The Gospel of Luke has many of the same stories and incidents which occur in the Gospel of Mark to include some stories which did not appear in the Gospel of Mark. The author of the Gospel of Luke also wrote the Acts of the Apostles which is also featured in the New Testament. By comparing they styles of writing and the language used to describe the stories as though they were not witnessed first-hand by the author lead scholars to believe the author was not the Apostle Luke or anyone who physically followed Jesus during the events written in the Gospel of Luke.
The Gospel of Luke was written to chronicle the parables and actions of Jesus. Based on the historical timing of when the book was written and its relation to the other gospels, the Gospel of Luke was also written as an attempt to harmonize the splintering groups within early Christianity. The different gospels which were all attributed to being the word of God varied when portraying the events surrounding Jesus and as a result caused confusion and unrest among the early Christians. The Gospel of Luke is an attempt by one or some of those early Christians to unite the church and tie the multiple Gospels together to make a more fluid story of Jesus. The author's theme was to portray the compassionate and divine nature of Jesus. During the time of writing this gospel, many people outside of the early Christian church felt that Jesus was an enemy of the state of Rome and was a criminal. The Gospel of Luke was...

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