The work is the Habilitation of Torsten Jantsch, formerly a Baptist pastor, accepted by the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 2016, where he now lectures. His dissertation, submitted to Humboldt University Berlin, was published as the monograph “Gott alles in allem” 1 Kor 15,28): Studien zum Gottesverständnis des Paulus im 1. Thessalonicherbrief und in der korinthischen Korresponden (2011). This work on Luke–Acts sets his focus in a new direction.

Cadbury once pointed out that the emphasis of Luke’s double work was salvation and redemption. The modern focus in Lukan biblical studies seems to have left this emphasis behind for other more pressing exegetical concerns. However, recent publications (Kimbell, 2014; Wilson, 2016; and also W. E. Pilgrim and J. Awwad) have brought attention to this neglected topic. Jantsch’s thorough and comprehensive work seeks to recast Lukan soteriology through a lens that brings together all aspects of Jesus’s earthly ministry...

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