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Echoes of Lament and the Christology of Luke
Channing L. Crisler

Scholars have long recognized that prayer and Israelís Scriptures play a pivotal role in the Christology of Luke. In this study, these two features converge in an underappreciated feature of Lukeís Gospel, namely the many laments uttered to Jesus and by Jesus. Lukan characters frequently cry out to Jesus in a way that echoes the prayers of lament directed to Yhwh in Israelís Scriptures. As well, the Lukan Jesus utters his own laments, also echoing prayers of lament from Israelís Scriptures.

Crisler suggests that the interplay between the laments crafted by Luke and laments from Israelís Scriptures produce highly suggestive Christological points of resonance. Luke consistently characterizes Jesus as both someone who represents God by answering laments as only Yhwh can and as a righteous lamenter who models, teaches, and participates in lament to Israelís God. This double characterization is particularly visible in the crucifixion scene where the Lukan Jesus both answers and participates in lament. Crisler considers how these echoes of lament shape our understanding of Lukan Christology and make a contribution to ongoing debates about earliest Christology.


Series: New Testament Monographs, 39
9781910928646 hardback
Publication April 2020

Contents
INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1
LUKAN LAMENT IN THE HISTORY OF INTERPRETATION

Chapter 2
THE LITERARY FORM AND THEOLOGY OF LAMENT IN ISRAELíS
SCRIPTURES

Chapter 3
FRAGMENTS OF LAMENT IN THE PENITENTIAL PRAYERS OF THE
SECOND TEMPLE ERA

Chapter 4
LAMENTS TO JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF LUKE

Chapter 5
LAMENTS BY JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF LUKE

Chapter 6
THE LAMENT TO JESUS AND BY JESUS AT THE CRUCIFIXION SCENE

Chapter 7
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF LAMENT IN THE GOSPEL OF LUKE AND BEYOND