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Introduction: Getting to know the Gospel of Luke

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The attempt to ‘get to know’ any one of the Gospel writers is fraught with difficulty. So little is known about who wrote the Gospels that it is hard to discover much about their authors at all. This is partially due to their success in writing, since, after all, they were not writing a book about themselves but about Jesus. The Gospel writers, therefore, are skilled at merging into the background, fading from our sight as they point us onwards to the one they wish us to encounter – Jesus Christ. The author of Luke’s Gospel is no exception to the rule; beyond a few bald facts it is difficult to learn much about him...

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