Chapter

The Divine Plan

G. B. Caird

Edited by L. D. Hurst

in New Testament Theology

Published in print September 1995 | ISBN: 9780198263883
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603372 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198263880.003.0002

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 The Divine Plan

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This chapter explores the plan of salvation as developed by the New Testament writers. The Old Testament scriptures foretold that God would one day come upon the stage of human history through His chosen people, Israel. Among the New Testament writers, Luke provided the most explicit accounts of this event. His theology is summarized into a seven-point scheme, which is used to question other New Testament authors about the framework and assumptions of their theology. It is shown that C.H. Dodd found a pattern of exegesis among the New Testament writers by which certain important Old Testament contexts enhanced the themes of Israel’s suffering, the new Israel, the righteous sufferer, and the Exodus.

Keywords: Luke; salvation; God; Israel

Chapter.  22122 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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