Luke: Extension Or Expansion Of Jesus

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As with the other Gospels, Luke is considered an extension or expansion of Mark and he clearly did not know Jesus (Harris, 2014). Luke’s themes ring true to the Christian communities in which he writes to, and still applies in today’s world.

He portrays Jesus as taking interest women, the poor, social outcasts, and other powerless persons. Furthermore, he portrays Jesus as being “a model” for compassion that is willing to forgive sinners, comforts the less fortunate, and heals the sick (Harris, 2014, p. 202-203). Luke also writes of Jesus’ and his disciples’ use of prayer and the Holy Spirt which empowers His ministry. Another theme and concern is the concept of Christianity as a universal faith and that it is a lawful religion. This universal
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