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A Theology of Luke

Benjamin L. Gladd speaks about From the Manger to the Throne: A Theology of Luke, which is published by Crossway in the New Testament Theology series edited by Thomas R. Schreiner and Brian S. Rosner.

In the gospel, Luke demonstrates a rich knowledge of the Old Testament and points to Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection as the culmination of Old Testament prophecy. Dr. Gladd explains the dominant biblical-theological themes in Luke and demonstrates how drawing from the Old Testament, Luke affirms Christ’s long-awaited redemption.

Benjamin L. Gladd is professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of Handbook on the Gospels (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2021) and From Adam and Israel to the Church: A Biblical Theology of the People of God (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2019). Along with G. K. Beale, he is the co-author of The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2020). Dr. Gladd is also series editor for IVP’s Essential Studies in Biblical Theology and Baker’s Handbook on the New Testament.



  • 00:07 Introduction
  • 00:41 Cultivating an Intellectual Life
  • 14:53 Approaching this Project
  • 20:54 Who Was Theophilus?
  • 27:04 The Early Chapters of Luke
  • 29:47 Titles for Jesus
  • 33:17 The Theme of Reversal
  • 38:54 An Apostolic Hermeneutic
  • 40:12 The Exodus Theme in Luke
  • 47:31 The Wilderness Theme in Luke
  • 54:29 A Conference on the NT use of the OT
  • 58:04 Conclusion

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