Author: L R Arul SamPublisher: ISPCKYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 126ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788184580280
This book brings into sharp focus Jesus' attitude towards the poor and the marginalized as an expression of love. It also throws light on the church's response to the spiral of violence based on caste, class, creed and gender in India. The author also incorporates insights from Mahatma Gandhi and Thiruvalluvar.
AcknowledgementsAbstractIntroductionCHAPTER 1Socio-historical Context of Luke's GospelPalestinian ContextReligious LifeEconomic ScenarioPolitical ScenarioLunkan ContextIdentity of LukeThe Audience of LukeSituation of Lukan CommunityConcerns of LukeCHAPTER IIThe Love Commandment of Jesus Christ in Luke's GospelIntroductionTexts Explititly dealing withJesus' Love CommandmentImplicit References to Jesus' Love CommandmentsDemonstrations for Jesus' CompassionLove for Sinners and Rich: Jesus' Encounter with ZacchaeusLove for Sick: Jesus' Encounter with LepersLove for Women: The Widow and her dead son at NainJesus' Love Commandment and Division / ViolenceCHAPTER IIIIntroductionViolence in IndiaMahatma Gandhi and ThiruvalluvarThe Relevance of Jesus' Love CommandmentSummary and EvaluationConclusionBibliography