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The Gospel of Luke, An Exposition   By: (1866-1960)

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The Gospel of Luke, An Exposition by Charles Rosenbury Erdman is a remarkable and insightful exploration of the biblical book of Luke. Erdman's exposition brings the teachings and stories of Luke to life, providing readers with a deeper understanding and appreciation of this gospel.

One of the key strengths of Erdman's exposition is his ability to bring together both the historical and theological aspects of Luke. He provides a detailed analysis of the historical context in which Luke was written, giving readers a comprehensive view of the social, political, and religious dynamics of the time. Erdman's scholarly approach ensures that readers not only gain a profound understanding of the gospel but also of the world in which it was written.

The author's theological insights are also noteworthy, as he delves into the various themes and passages in Luke with great depth and clarity. Erdman exceeds expectations in his ability to connect the ancient teachings of Luke to modern-day spiritual lessons. His interpretation of the parables and miracles in Luke showcases his exegetical skills, providing readers with fresh perspectives and deeper meanings.

Furthermore, Erdman's exposition is highly accessible and engaging. Despite dealing with profound theological concepts, he presents his ideas in a clear and concise manner, making it an enjoyable read for both scholars and general readers. His writing style is straightforward, yet eloquent, allowing readers to follow along with ease.

Another notable aspect of Erdman's book is his attention to detail and meticulous research. He frequently includes references to other biblical texts, historical documents, as well as insights from other renowned theologians. This comprehensive approach not only enriches the exposition itself but also encourages readers to further explore related topics and deepen their understanding of Luke.

However, one possible limitation of Erdman's exposition is that it may appear more academic than devotional. While his scholarly approach is commendable, some readers seeking a more personal and reflective experience may find it lacking in that regard.

In conclusion, The Gospel of Luke, An Exposition by Charles Rosenbury Erdman is an exceptional work that provides readers with a comprehensive and profound exploration of the book of Luke. Erdman's expertise, attention to detail, and theological insights make this book a valuable resource for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of this gospel. Whether one is a scholar, a pastor, or a layperson, this exposition is sure to enlighten and inspire.

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The Gospel of Luke

An Exposition


Charles R. Erdman

Professor of Practical Theology

Princeton Theological Seminary,

Princeton, New Jersey


The Westminster Press



FOREWORD INTRODUCTION I. The Preface To the Gospel. Luke 1:1 4 II. The Birth and Childhood of Jesus. Chs. 1:5 to 2:52 A. The Birth of John Foretold. Chs. 1:5 25 B. The Annunciation To Mary. Ch. 1:26 38 C. The "Magnificat." Ch. 1:39 56 D. The Birth of John, and the "Benedictus." Ch. 1:57 80 E. The Birth of Jesus. Ch. 2:1 20 F. The Presentation of Jesus, and the "Nunc Dimittis." Ch. 2:21 40 G. The Boy Jesus At Jerusalem. Ch. 2:41 52 III. The Preparation. Chs. 3:1 to 4:13 A. The Preaching Of John. Ch. 3:1 20 B. The Baptism Of Jesus. Ch. 3:21, 22 C. The Genealogy Of Jesus. Ch. 3:23 38 D. The Temptation Of Jesus. Ch. 4:1 13 IV. The Ministry in Galilee. Chs. 4:14 to 9:50 A. The First Period. Ch. 4:14 44 1. Jesus Preaching at Nazareth. Ch. 4:14 30 2... Continue reading book >>

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