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The past as legacy : Luke-Acts and ancient epic

"Interpreting Luke-Acts as a prose adaptation of heroic or historical epic provides an interpretative model that is both universal in its theological message and essentially popular in its narrative presentation." "Beginning with the question of literary occasion, Bonz introduces the particular configuration of historical circumstances that produced the great foundational epics of Gilgamesh, the Iliad and Odyssey, and especially the Aeneid, and suggests that the historical situation for the composition of Luke-Acts was closely analogous in key respects, for example: its literary structure, epic journey, divine mission, prophecy, and reversal of destiny."--Jacket
eBook, English, ©2000
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