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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
Scripture References in this Resource
Luke 1:14-17; Luke 1:67-80; Luke 3:1-22; Luke 4:18-21; Luke 7:18-30; Luke 16:16-18; Luke 1:5-2:20; Luke 16:19-31; Luke 17:11-19; Luke 23:6-16; 1 Chronicles 24:10; Exodus 6:23; Genesis 26:5; Leviticus 26:3; Numbers 36:13; Deuteronomy 4:40; Deuteronomy 10:13; Leviticus 26:3; 1 Kings 3:3; Jeremiah 7:23; Psalm 26:1; Psalm 78:10; Psalm 19:1; Ezekiel 36:26-32; Job 1:1; 1 Samuel 1:5; 2 Samuel 2:5; Luke 1:5-9; Genesis 18:10; Judges 13:3; 1 Samuel 1:17; Genesis 18:11; Luke 1:10, 13
This thesis purposes to serve as a test of Conzelmann’s theory. If Conzelmann is correct, Luke's Gospel modifies the eschatological scheme of two ages, replacing this eschatological scheme with a three stage history of salvation, If it can be shown that the first two chapters of Luke do contain eschatological thinking, Conzelmann’s theory is seriously weakened, If it can further be shown that Luke's conception of "redemptive history" is closely tied to eschatology and the distinction between the Old Age and the New Age, Conzelmann’s definition of Heilsgeschichte must be modified.
Abdon, Donald, "John the Baptist and Elijah: A study of Luke 1 in relation to the rest of the Gospel with special reference to Conzelmann's theory" (1967). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 500.
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