Table of contents for The Lukan passion and the praiseworthy death / Peter J. Scaer.


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Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION                                             1
1. The Shame of Crucifixion in the Ancient World       1
2. The Shame of the Cross and Early Christian Apologetics  2
3. Luke as an Apologist for the Crucifixion            3
4. The Noble Death: Status Quaestionis                 3
5. Noble Death and the Lukan Passion: Status Quaestionis  5
6. Luke's Education and Social Status                  6
7. Resources at Luke's Disposal: Turning Shame
into Honor                                          9
Chapter 2
GRECO-ROMAN RHETORIC OF DEATH AND THE LUKAN PASSION     11
1. Introduction                                       11
2. Formal Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of Noble Death     12
3. Noble Death in Athenian Funeral Speeches           21
4. Noble Death and the Progymnasmata                  28
5. The Rhetoric of Death in Plutarch's Lives          32
6. A Summary of Noble Death Motifs                    42
7. Rhetoric and Luke                                  42
8. Summary                                            53
Chapter 3
THE DEATH OF SOCRATES AND THE LUKAN PASSION             55
1. Introduction                                       55
2. Status Quaestionis                                 56
3. The Influence of Plato's Phaedo, Euthyphro, Apology,
and Crito in the Hellenistic World                 57
4. Evidence of the Socrates Story Elsewhere in Luke-Acts  65
5. The Socrates Story: Primary Motifs                  71
6. Socrates as a Possible Source for the Lukan Passion:
Summary                                            78
Chapter 4
THE JEWISH MARTYROLOGICAL TRADITION
AND THE LUKAN PASSION                                     79
1. Introduction                                         79
2. Martyrdom and Luke: Status Quaestionis               80
3. Types of Martyrdom in the Ancient World              81
4. Characteristics of Hellenistic-Jewish Martyrdom      82
Chapter 5
LUKE'S PRESENTATION OF JESUS' DEATH AS PRAISEWORTHY:
AN APPRAISAL OF SOURCES                                   90
1. Peculiarities of the Lukan Passion                   90
2. A Review of Motifs, Found in Rhetoric, Socrates,
and the Hellenistic-Jewish Martyrological Literature  93
3. Luke's Presentation of Jesus' Death as Praiseworthy:
Greco-Roman Rhetoric                                93
4. The Story of Socrates and the Lukan Passion         117
5. Martyrological Themes in Luke                       126
6. Luke's Use of Sources: A Brief Summary              131
7. Furthering Scholarship                              133
8. Suggested Future Directions                         133
9. Personal Reflections                                134
Biblio raphy                                             135



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Bible, N, T, Luke Criticism, Interpretation, etc, Death Religious aspects Christianity, Honor Religious aspects Christianity, Crucifixion Religious aspects Christianity