Luke 's ' Kingdom Of God ' And Its Unlimited Community Attained Through Speech

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Jerome Bollettieri
Literature Humanities
Professor Bengtsson
12/7/14

Luke’s ‘Kingdom of God’ and Its Unlimited Community Attained through Speech The Gospel of Luke serves to provide a model for people to engage in issues that affect communities: such as poverty, health, and exclusion of certain peoples. Luke’s gospel interprets the story of Jesus from apparent eyewitness accounts and conveys a perspective of his own communal ideal in response to these socially and ethically based issues. Luke will represent Jesus’ attempt at building a community of followers that would accompany him in his preparation of the kingdom of God for the Jewish community. The purpose of this essay is to recognize and express the relationship between community and speech as an essential element, important to the understanding of Luke’s approach to said ethical issues. The development of an appropriate distribution and conveyance of speech, are crucial in developing a communal connection between Luke and his readers, as well as Jesus and the different communities of people in the text. This essay will focus on the relationship between community and speech and its role in The Gospel of Luke, and will provide examples to address Luke’s connection between the ‘kingdom of god’ and community, and Jesus’ push for justice for the communally excluded. Through speech and the spread of reputation via his followers in the community, we will see that Jesus’ community is not only limited to the confines of…

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