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Remarks on the Purpose of Luke's Historical Writing (Luke I 1-4)

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When, some forty years ago, the writer Arnold J. Toynbee who has since become so celebrated, compiled a selection of texts from the works of ancient writers in order to acquaint his readers with the ideas of the Greeks on History, he also counted the introduction to Luke's gospel sufficiently worthy to be included in this collection. Thus, the author of the third gospel there joins the ranks of such Greek historians as Herodotus, Thucydides, Polybius, Dionysius of Halicarnassus and many others of equal fame. The question whether this was justified, cannot be repressed; does the work of Luke as intended by the writer really belong side by side with the works of those who, by their own wish and according to the judgment of others, must be numbered amongst the true writers of history.

Keywords: Arnold J. Toynbee; gospel; Luke

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