Is There a Structure in Luke’s Travel Narrative? by Tan Geok Hock

As those who regularly visit my websites will know I am very keen to promote not just theological material produced in the West, but contributions to biblical scholarship from all over the globe. For this reason I host a number of journals published in the Majority World (e.g. Indian Journal of Theology, Melanesian Journal of Theology, etc.). I therefore wanted to mention a book published in Kindle-format which is a summary of a Master’s Thesis written by a Malaysian scholar, Tan Geok Hock, entitled Is There a Structure in Luke’s Travel Narrative?
 
This work would prove of interest to anyone studying Luke or the aspects of the Synoptic Problem that it touches upon. The author argues that the material in the travel narrative section of Luke’s Gospel is arranged thematically, rather than chronologically, into three blocks each with its own distinct theme. Viewed from this perspective the author seeks to provide solutions for a number of historical problems with traditional interpretations of the narrative. The thesis also has implications for the emphasis Luke places on the city of Jerusalem, for discipleship and suffering for one’s faith.

Although the text is not free, the research it contains is certainly worth much more than the small amount that Amazon are charging for it. As far as I am aware it is rare for a higher level thesis from the Majority World to be made widely available and such an opportunity for “cross-pollination” of Western and Eastern scholarship is surely to be encouraged. It would be wonderful to see more such material becoming available.
To purchase and download a copy of the e-book please use the Amazon links below.

Professor Duncan Derrett on John, Mark, Luke and 1 Corinthians

Professor Duncan Derrett has kindly allowed me to place of of his many contributions to Evangelical Quarterly on-line in PDF and assures me that even though he is now in his 90s we still can expect more articles to come.

J. Duncan M. Derrett, “The Samaritan Woman’s Purity (Jn. 4:4-42),” The Evangelical Quarterly 60.4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988): 291-298.

J. Duncan M. Derrett, “Circumcision and Perfection: a Johannine Equation (John 7:22-23),” The Evangelical Quarterly 63.3 (July-Sept. 1991): 211-224.

J. Duncan M. Derrett, “Getting on Top of a Demon (Luke 4:39),” The Evangelical Quarterly 65.2 (Apr.-June 1993): 99-109.

J. Duncan M. Derrett, “John 9:6 read with Isaiah 6:10; 29:9,” The Evangelical Quarterly 66.3 (July-Sept. 1994): 251-254.

J. Duncan M. Derrett, “‘On that Night’: Luke 17:34,” The Evangelical Quarterly 68.1 (Jan.-Mar. 1996): 35-46.

J. Duncan M. Derrett, “Paul as Master-Builder [1 Corinthians 3:10-13; Romans 15:20; 2 Corinthians 10:13-16],” The Evangelical Quarterly 69.2 (Apr.-June 1997): 129-137.

J. Duncan M. Derrett, “Modes of Renewal (Mark 2:21-22),” The Evangelical Quarterly 72.1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000): 3-12.

J. Duncan M. Derrett, “Preaching to the Coast (Mark 4:1),” The Evangelical Quarterly 73.3 (July-Sept. 2001): 195-203.