Written by Fernando Méndez-Moratalla Reviewed By Alistair I. Wilson

This is a published version of a thesis written under the supervision of Dr S. Barton. Although it is a technical work, and cites the biblical languages without translation, the bulk of the main body of text is quite accessible. Méndez-Moratalla examines the concept of conversion in Jewish and Greco-Roman writings, and then considers seven sections of Luke’s Gospel which relate to conversion. The outcome of his study is that he suggests a paradigm of conversion in Luke’s Gospel which includes elements such as Divine initiative, repentance, forgiveness, table-fellowship, reversal. This is a useful and generally readable study of an important subject.

Alistair I. Wilson

Alistair I. Wilson
Highland Theological College UHI
Dingwall, Scotland, UK