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„UND SALOMO HAT IHM EIN HAUS GEBAUT“ (APG 7,47): KONZEPTE VOM WOHNEN GOTTES IM LUKANISCHEN DOPPELWERK
„SOLOMON BUILT A HOUSE FOR HIM“ (ACTS 7,47):CONCEPTS OF THE DWELLING OF GOD IN LUKE-ACTS

Author(s): Heike Hötzinger
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Jewish studies, Theology and Religion, Comparative Studies of Religion, Biblical studies
Published by: Universitatea Babes-Bolyai - Centrul de Studii Biblice
Keywords: Luke-Acts; Tempel of Jerusalem; religious identity; place of God’s presence

Summary/Abstract: This article examines concepts of places of God’s presence in Luke-Acts. As Luke-Acts aims the narration of the proclamation of the gospel with its roots in God’s history with Israel “to the end of the earth” (Luke 2:30-32; Acts 1,8) geographical and religious boundaries are crossed. Therefore questions about religious identity arise constantly as e.g. the reflection about the significance of the temple as God’s place. So the Gospel of Luke presents the temple on the one hand side as a place of God’s presence and thus as a centre of religious identity, on the other hand side as a place of struggling for religious identity. Acts also draws this two-sided picture and shows alternative concepts of God’s dwelling that base in God’s being. For example Acts 6:1-8:3, that marks the threshold to the proclamation outside of Jerusalem, pleads a relativisation of the significance of the temple and at the same time God’s universal presence, particularly mediated by the Son of Men Jesus exalted at God’s right hand side in heaven.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 74-100
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: German