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Temple versus Household in Luke-Acts: A contrast in social institutions

J. H. Elliott
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 47, No 1 | a2356 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v47i1.2356 | © 1991 J. H. Elliott | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 January 1991 | Published: 09 January 1991

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J. H. Elliott, University of San Francisco Visiting Professor, Faculty of Theology (Sec A) University of Pretoria, South Africa

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This social-scientific study of Luke-Acts advances the thesis that in the Lucan economy of salvation, the Temple and the Household represent opposed types of social institutions and economic relations, only one of which, the Household, is capable of embodying socially, symbohcally and ideologically the structures, values and goals of an inclusive gospel of universal salvation.


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