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Consumption and Wealth in Luke's Travel Narrative

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CHAPTER I A. Wealth and Possessions in the Gospel of Luke: A History of Interpretation 1. Salvation without Renunciation 2. Be Generous! B. Reconsidering Luke's Discourse on Wealth and Possessions 1. The Nature of Parabolic Discourse in Luke 2. Jesus' Announcement in Nazareth as Programmatic for Reading the Parables 3. Delineating the Methodological Approach: Reader-Response Criticism, Narrative Criticism/Narratology, and Intertextuality 4. Delineating the Reader-Position 5. Procedure CHAPTER II A. The Parable of the Wealthy Landowner (12:16-21) 1. Exploring the Pre-text: Impressions of Jesus' Teaching on Wealth and Possessions in 9:51-12:12 2. Reading the Parable: 12:16-21 3. Summary B. The Parable of the Father and his Two Sons (15:11-32) 1. Impressions of Jesus' Teaching on Wealth and Possessions in 12:22-15:10 2. Reading the Parable: 15:11-32 3. Summary CHAPTER III A. The Parable of the Unjust Steward (Luke 16:1-13) 1. Reading the Parable: 16:1-13 2. Summary B. The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (16:19-31) 1. Exploring the Pre-Text: 16:14-18 2. Reading the Parable: 16:19-31 3. Summary CHAPTER IV A. Jesus' Encounter with the Rich Ruler 1. Exploring the Pre-text: 17:1-18:17 2. Reading Jesus' Encounter with the Ruler: 18:18-23 3. Exploring the Post-text: 18:24-30 4. Summary B. Jesus' Encounter with Zacchaeus 1. Exploring the Pre-text: 18:31-43 2. Reading Jesus' Encounter with Zacchaeus: 19:1-10 3. Summary CHAPTER V A. Retracing our Steps: A Brief Synopsis of the Journey B. Implications C. A Rejoinder BIBLIOGRAPHY

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James A. Metzger, Ph.D. Religion, Vanderbilt University, is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Luther College in Decorah, IA (USA)

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