Open Journal Systems

Liberation and Universality: Women in Luke’s Gospel

Johnny B. Awwad


It has long been observed that Luke’s Gospel shows greater interest in women than any other New Testament writing. The observation is based on the frequent mention of, or reference to, women not only in the narrative of Luke’s Gospel – which recounts the story of Jesus’ birth, public ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension – but also its sequel the Book of Acts which recounts the story of the movement of the good news of salvation from Jewish territory to the ends of the Gentile world mainly through the labor of Peter and Paul under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.


Luke's Gospel; women; New Testament


Awwad, J. (2005). Satan in biblical imagination. Theological Review, 26, 111-126.

D’Angelo, M. (1990). Women in Luke-acts: A redactional view. Journal of Biblical Literature, 109, 441-461.

Hays, R. B. (1996). The moral vision of the New Testament: A contemporary introduction to New Testament ethics. Edinburgh: T & T Clark.

Kopas, J. (1986). Luke and women: Luke’s gospel. Theology Today, 43, 192-202.

Meier, J. (1994). A marginal Jew. New York: Doubleday.

Seim, T. K. (1995). The Gospel of Luke. In E. S. Fiorenza (Ed.), Searching the scriptures: A feminist commentary. London: SCM press.

Full Text: PDF

DOI: 10.32380/alrj.v0i0.100


  • There are currently no refbacks.

ISSN: 0259-9953

This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
Creative Commons License
Site developed by

  • Powered By OJS