AbstractCette étude, fruit d'une lecture du matériau féminin du troisième évangile et d'une enquête sur les conditions du disciple en Luc, met en pleine lumière la qualité du parcours des femmes avec Jésus. Elles acquièrent un statut nouveau dans son coeur, par l'avènement du Royaume du Christ qui fait tomber les barrières et libère les captifs. Au-delà du langage de Luc, les femmes sont des disciples dans l'intimité du coeur et de la volonté de Jésus ; des disciples engagées à servir le royaume de Dieu. Cette praxis de Jésus signe et annonce des communautés ecclésiales intégrées où hommes et femmes sont appelés à servir dans la diversité des charismes.
Avebe, Jean François. La notion du prochain : Une relecture exégétique et contextuelle de Luc 10.25-37. UPAC. Thèses de doctorat. Université Protestante de l’Afrique Centrale, 2009.
AbstractThis book, the first comprehensive study of persecution in Luke-Acts from a literary and theological perspective, argues that the author uses the theme of persecution in pursuit of his theological agenda. It brings to the surface six theological functions of the persecution theme, which has an important paraenetic and especially apologetic role for Luke's persecuted community. The persecution Luke's readers suffer is evidence that they are legitimate recipients of God's salvific blessings.
Edmonds, Peter. Three Portraits of Jesus and Other Gospel Portraits: A Study Guide for Matthew, Mark and Luke. Gweru, Zimbabwe: Mambo Press, 1994.
AbstractThis study is motivated by my own experience as a Motswana Pentecostal woman who inhabits patriarchal spaces of both the Setswana cultures and the Pentecostal church. It highlights the status of women in Botswana society and the Pentecostal church. The study seeks to construct a Pentecostal feminist hermeneutic through a contextual reading of selected texts from Luke-Acts with Pentecostal women in Botswana. The Pentecostal movement is growing exponentially throughout the world, especially in Africa. Botswana is not an exception. Studies on Pentecostalism indicate that the overwhelming membership of the Pentecostal churches is female, yet the teaching and leadership are largely male dominated. Further, women are marginalised within the Pentecostal spaces through Pentecostal hermeneutics. This is ironic because the contemporary Pentecostal church traces its origins to the Pentecost narrative in Acts 2 and their theologies emerge from Luke-Acts. On the face of it, Acts 2 and Luke-Acts encourages egalitarian existence between men and women. This means that Pentecostal beliefs and doctrines are supposed to be inherently inclusive and yet accusations of gender exclusion are often levelled against Pentecostalism. Therefore, one of the other aims of this study is to explore how Pentecostal hermeneutics advances gender exclusion, and how that is contrary to the theologies that Acts 2:1-47 embody. Using narrative and feminist hermeneutical principles, the study engages with Acts 1-2 in order to establish the importance of using this text to construct a liberating Pentecostal hermeneutic. Further, Acts 1-2 are situated within the larger context of Luke-Acts and women. In order to gain insights from Pentecostal men and women about the status of women in the church and home, Pentecostal hermeneutics, and Luke-Acts, qualitative data collection methods were employed. These are focus groups, in depth interviews, participant observation and the Contextual Bible study (CBS). The data from the different research contexts is used throughout the chapters so that there is no specific chapter on data analysis. The data is filtered through feminist theoretical framework of analysis. The research sample consists of 51 Pentecostal women and 3 pastors from two different churches located in Molepolole, Gaborone and Mogobane. The ages of the women range from 17-73. The literacy levels also differ; some have never attended formal schools while some had diplomas and degrees in different disciplines.
Gaula, Given. “The Gospel of Luke as a Model for Mission in an African Context: With Special Reference to the Challenges of Mission in the Anglican Church of Tanzania.” Thesis, University of Auckland, 2012.
AbstractThe main objective of this study is to offer the Anglican Church in central Tanzania (ACT) a new biblical mandate for mission so that its mission can bring holistic transformation to the community. To achieve this objective the study is divided into three parts: the first two chapters examine the historical mission of the ACT in the colonial context, the work of Church Missionary Society (CMS) in central Tanzania and the East Africa Revival Movement (EARM) influences upon its mission formation. The study finds that, because of the dominance of a Matthew 28:18-20 based narrow missional understanding of the CMS and the EARM, the ACT's mission in the post-colonial era has failed to address the political and social changes that have overtaken Tanzania in recent decades, despite the shift to indigenous church leadership. Chapters three to five form the second part, the reading of the Gospel of Luke. These chapters begin by proposing a hermeneutical method for reading the gospel, using a Tanzanian ujamaa lens. Ujamaa is a communal ethos which aims to build an equal society by liberating the community from threats to human well-being, such as poverty, ignorance and preventable disease. The ujamaa lens therefore allows an approach to the text that focuses on the social issues apparent in the world behind the text, the world of the text, and the world in front of the text. I demonstrate that Luke's gospel presents Jesus as saviour of all, especially the socially marginalised poor. Throughout the gospel, Luke presents Jesus in solidarity with the powerless and the voiceless poor, bringing them life-transforming good news and intending to liberate them from suffering and dependence. As the manifesto in chapter 4.16- 21 shows, Jesus comes to realise the promise of the prophets, bringing good news to the poor, releasing captives from bondage, and announcing the year of the Lord's favour. Jesus' mission thus has practical effects, bringing transformation, hope, and justice to communities, and so aligning with the Tanzanian ujamaa culture. For further evidence of this alignment, I examine the story of Jesus raising the widow's son in Luke 7:11-17. Read through the ujamaa lens, this text appears pressingly relevant to the Tanzanian situation and so to the ACT's mission. Thus, in chapter 6, this thesis argues that by using an ujamaa lens, the ACT can recover Luke's missiology, and so expand the church's limited mission praxis to better reflect the mission of Jesus. In this way, the ACT will be equipped to practise holistic gospel mission that is transformative for the whole community.
Geldenhuys, Norval. Commentary on the Gospel of Luke: The English Text. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, Wm B Pub Co, 1971.
Hogeterp, Albert, and Adelbert Denaux. Semitisms in Luke’s Greek : A Descriptive Analysis of Lexical and Syntactical Domains of Semitic Language Influence in Luke’s Gospel. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018.
AbstractThis book identifies Semitic language influence in Luke's vocabulary and syntax through a descriptive analysis. It begins with an overview of the history of scholarship on the Greek of the NT and its Semitisms, and then introduces five major theories about Luke's Semitisms: Semitic sources, use of Septuagintal Greek, the Greek of the ancient synagogue, literary code-switching, and bilingualism. It next discusses Semitisms in Luke's vocabulary (e.g. nouns, noun word groups, verbs, idiomatic expressions), and Semitisms in Luke's syntax (e.g. syntax of pronouns, verbal syntax, word order). It concludes with a review of the five theories in light of the research, proposes a complementarity of linguistic backgrounds (illustrated by a number of examples) in lieu of a monocausal explanatory model, and offers suggestions for further research. Hogeterp is a research fellow in the NT department at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, and Denaux is professor emeritus of KU Leuven and dean emeritus of Tilburg School of Catholic Theology. Abstract Number: NTA62-2018-3
Houngbedji, Roger. “L’église-famille en Afrique selon Luc 8, 19-21 : problèmes de fondements.” [s.n.], 2006. /z-wcorg/.
Nguuh, John-Wesley G. “An Evaluation of the Strategies of Mission to the Urban Poor by Nairobi Pentecostal Church-Central, in the Light of Luke-Acts /.” M Thesis, Africa International University, 2014.
AbstractThe objective of this study was to evaluate the strategies of the mission to the urban poor by the Nairobi Pentecostal Church(NPC)-Central in the light of the concept of poverty in Luke-Acts. In order to achieve this purpose, an extensive review of related literature on the concept of poverty in Luke-Acts was carried out. This dealt with the practices of Jesus, his disciples and the early church in their ministry to the poor among them.Data was collected by means of interviews, questionnaires and written records. The principles of the mission to the poor by Jesus, his disciples and the early church as gleaned from Luke-Acts were used as the criteria for judgement. The views of the leadership, mission policy, strategies and programs of the church towards the urban poor were used as items of evaluation. The research indicated some significant findings: 1. The views of the leadership and the current strategies of the church towards the urban poor were found to be conceptually in line with the biblical insights gleaned from Luke-Acts. 2. The mission policy and strategies of the church towards the poor did not adequately and comprehensively deal with the issue of poverty in the same way that Jesus, his disciples and the early church dealt with poverty. 3. The church has a great potential, with many resources, which the leadership can mobilize fora more effective and holistic ministry to the poor in the city of Nairobi.The conclusions were recommendations for mission mobilization, leadership commitment to gospel ideals, program development in the church and for further research:l. Regardless of the focus of the church, ministry to the urban poor is central to the mandate of the urban church and hence there should be deliberate planning, training and leadership development for mobilization of all possible resources within the church for a holistic ministry to the urban poor. 2 The Nairobi Pentecostal Church-Central, while not losing its focus to reach the elite members of the society, should network and partner with the various stakeholders for partnership in meeting the needs of the urban poor. 3 There is need for further research to establish how the church members, while meeting their needs in a holistic manner, can best be mobilized for ministry to the urban poor.
Occidental, Les Sociétes Bibliques en Afrique. Enundêyo “mi n” Luk “mrüon n” = Évangile selon Luc. Abidjan: Les Sociétes Bibliques en Afrique Occidental, 1973.
AbstractWritten from the perspective of composition criticism, this volume seeks to uncover Luke's contribution to understanding the love that Jesus' followers are invited to practice toward their enemies. After a five-page introduction, it treats the historical background of the love-of-enemy command and its motivation, and provides a short history of the interpretation of the Lukan teaching on the love of enemies. Next in two chapters (introductory questions and exegesis) it deals with Jesus' teaching on love of one's enemy according to Lk 6:27-36, and concludes with chapters on the idea of love of one's enemy in Luke's Gospel and in Acts, respectively.Owczarek, who teaches at Tangaza College in Nairobi, contends that by his development of the theme of love toward one's enemies Luke showed that Jesus not only taught but also practiced what he taught, and that his word was effective in the lives of at least some of his followers as well. The book is based on a doctoral dissertation defended at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 2000. Abstract Number: NTA47-2003-1
Potchefstroom Nuwe-Testamentiese Werkgemeenskap van Suid-Afrika. Essays on the Gospel of Luke and Acts : Held at the University of South Africa from the 11th to the 13th of July 1973. Potchefstroom: Potchefstroom Nuwe-Testamentiese Werkgemeenskap van Suid-Afrika, 1973.
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