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By Willi Braun

During this unique and thought-provoking examine, Willi Braun attracts either on social and literary proof in regards to the Greco-Roman elite ceremonial dinner scene and on old prescribed equipment of rhetorical composition to argue that the Pharisaic dinner episode in Luke 14 is a skillfully crafted rhetorical unit during which Jesus provides an issue for Luke's imaginative and prescient of a Christian society. His research underscores the way gospel writers manipulated the inherited Jesus traditions for the needs of ideological and social formation of Christian groups.

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