Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church:The Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians

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In this and every age, the church desperately needs prophecy. It needs the bold proclamation of God's transforming vision to challenge its very human tendency toward expediency and self-interest -- to jolt it into new insight and energy. For Luke Timothy Johnson, the New Testament books Luke and Acts provide that much-needed jolt to conventional norms. To read Luke-Acts as a literary unit, he says, is to uncover a startling prophetic vision of Jesus and the church -- and an ongoing call for today's church to embody and proclaim God's vision for the world.
Publication Date: 
September 12, 2011