Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Themes

Family

When you think about Christian values, you'd probably say family would be at the top of the list, right? Well, for Luke's Jesus, family is not one of the supreme values—familial duties are actual...

Love

Let's face it: Luke is a hippie. "All you need is love." "Make love, not war." Doesn't sound too different from Luke, right?There are at least three types of love worth tracking throughout Luke's s...

Women and Femininity

Women? In the gospels?! Yep, that's right. Luke gives women a pretty prominent role in his story. He names several female followers of Jesus (8:1-3), makes them the first witnesses of the empty tom...

Poverty

Luke's Jesus is a passionate advocate on behalf of the poor, and he's convinced that God is on their side. He also tells his disciples to get their butts busy meeting the needs of the people who do...

Wealth

No matter how it seems, Luke's Jesus isn't just a belligerent rich-guy hater. He's more interested in what chasing after wealth does to people. Money makes people want things, and according to Luke...

Sin and Forgiveness

Luke's Jesus is serious about sin and the need for people to turn their lives around. But he doesn't seem judgmental. In fact, he makes friends with the "sinners," eating, drinking and, well, party...

Fate and Free Will

One of Luke's major concerns is to show that the work, passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus are the fulfillment of the Jewish scriptures (i.e., Moses, the prophets, and the Psalms). This...
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