Luke's Gospel and the Delay of the Parousia

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What does Parousia mean?
"Second coming" or "being present"
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Who is Luke thought to be?
A gentile Christian who sided with the Pauline wing of the Church
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Does Luke seem to be concerned about the delay of the Parousia?
Yes - he shifts the focus of salvation from the future to the present known as inaugurate eschatology
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Hanz Conzelmann believes that Luke has a problem with salvation - what three stages does he break it into?
The time of Israel, the time of Jesus and the time of the Church
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What would those who disagree with Conzelmann say?
That Luke discerns only two periods of history - the fulfilment of the time of promise and fulfilment of Jesus and the Church
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What does W.G Kümmel argue?
He extends the intermediate period in that we have we to wait for the Parousia
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Ambiguity surrounding Luke addressing the Parousia is evident where?
The. Parable of the Wedding Banquet
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What are some issues with Luke addressing the delay of the Parousia?
1) He might be trying to cover up for a failed prophet 2) Luke himself doesn't know when the end times are
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Does Luke successfully address the Parousia?
I would argue no - he addresses it but not to a satisfactory level - he seems to be covering up problems with a quick fix
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