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Gerald O'Collins, SJ

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199238903

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.001.0001

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Luke on Jesus and Salvation

Luke on Jesus and Salvation

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(p.142) 10 Luke on Jesus and Salvation
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Salvation for All
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Gerald O'Collins, SJ

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0010

This chapter highlights Luke and his idea on the key theme of salvation and the universal scope of the saving work of God. There are two majestic prayers that enunciate the theme of salvation and these include the following: the ‘Benedictus’ glorifies God for 'salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us' (1:17), and the ‘Magnificat’ praises ‘God my Saviour’ (1:47). Meanwhile, it points out that God is called the ‘saviour’ as stated in the Old Testament.

Keywords:   Luke, Jesus, God, salvation, Benedictus, Magnificat, Old Testament

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