Umkehr und Ausgleich bei Lukas: die Gleichnisse vom verlorenen Sohn (Lk 15.11-32) und vom reichen Mann und armen Lazarus (Lk 16.19-31) als Schwestergeschichten

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The observation that the exemplary narrative of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16.1931) has a ‘sister-story’ in the parable of the Lost Son (Luke 15.1132) takes us to the centre of Luke's theology. In 16.1931 two motifs collide, which in different ways determine a person's eschatological fate: the repentance of a sinner (16.30) and the compensating balance between the good and the bad that one receives in this life and in the next (16.25). Through the connectedness of the parable-trilogy in Luke 15 and the parable of the rich man and Lazarus both concepts are set in tension with one another. The theological centre of Luke's Gospel lies in the tense inter-relationship between Luke 15 and Luke 16.
Translated title of the contributionConversion and compensation in Luke: The parables of the Lost Son (Luke 15.11-32) and the rich man and poor Lazarus (Luke 16.19-31) as "sister-stories"
Original languageGerman
JournalNew Testament Studies
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 01.2010