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The Rich, The Poor, And The Promise Of An Eschatological Reward In The Gospel Of Luke

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In the gospel of Luke, the poor and the rich, the mighty and the lowly, the insiders and the outsiders are repeatedly portrayed as contrasting pairs whose status and conditions are reversed. "There are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last" (Lk 13:30) is a typical example of such a polar reversal. This saying, among some other reversal sayings, is traditional but the author has clearly expanded the use of this rhetorical device. A prominent feature in all of these eschatological rewards is that the two contrasted groups are characterized as rich and poor. To properly understand how the eschatological reversal functions in Luke's narrative, the author shall briefly look at some other texts with the same motif, then analyze some key texts in Luke's gospel, and finally, raise the question who the rich and poor are in the Lukan narrative world.

Keywords: eschatological reward; gospel of Luke; Luke; polar reversal



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