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This is the conclusory chapter of this book, which attempts to answer two questions: (1) how does the Lukan Jesus communicate? and (2) what does that mode of communication accomplish? It demonstrates that the Lukan Jesus speaks with a great variety of rhetorical figures of speech. By portraying Jesus as speaking according to classical rhetorical methods with rhetorical figures of speech, Luke makes the message of the gospel as persuasive as his rhetorical ability could make it. The Lukan Jesus uses direct address and rhetorical questions to invite the audience into his message. He beckons them to contemplate the message, to form the message, and ultimately, to participate in the message. Finally, the Lukan Jesus uses figures of speech to create rhetorically powerful statements about the role-reversing message of a new way of living in the kingdom of God.

Keywords: figures of speech; Lukan Jesus



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