Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Unmanly MenRefigurations of Masculinity in Luke-Acts$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Brittany E. Wilson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199325009

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325009.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 November 2019

A Crucified Lord

A Crucified Lord

Jesus on the Way to the Cross (luke 22–23)

(p.190) 6 A Crucified Lord
Unmanly Men

Brittany E. Wilson

Oxford University Press

Chapter 6 concludes with Jesus himself, concentrating in particular on his passion and crucifixion in Luke 22–23. Jesus’ journey to the cross serves as the turning point between Jesus’ ministry and resurrection and is the climax of the entire Gospel. According to Luke, Jesus evinces self-control during his passion, yet he still lacks corporeal control and at times emotional control. Luke also sometimes correlates Jesus’ death with martyrdom accounts or the so-called noble death tradition, yet Luke ultimately presents Jesus as God’s Suffering Servant who experiences humiliation and shame. In the passion narrative overall, Jesus is a “man” (ἀνήρ‎), yet he is rendered unmanly by his “feminizing,” slave-like death. For Luke, God’s revelatory action in Jesus unveils itself in unexpected ways and restructures the way humans are to think and act in the world. Indeed, in Luke-Acts, previous categories must be reconceived because God has entered the world as an unmanly man.

Keywords:   Luke 22–23, passion narrative, Jesus, cross, crucifixion, self-control, emotions, noble death tradition, martyrdom, Suffering Servant

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .