LUKE’S ORIGINAL VISION ON TRANSFIGURATION STORY (LUKE 9: 27-36)

  • Cătălin Varga

Abstract

Our study is trying to identify the main instruction of the Transfiguration story, reflecting St. Luke’s point of view, using both patristic opinions and helpful modern commentaries. Apostle Luke depicts an original version of the Transfiguration Mountain: eight days passed after the promise of seeing the Kingdom of God; the transfiguration of Christ happens while He was praying; the noun ἔξοδονpoints out Lucanic original vision etc. The foremost kerygma that the disciples are about to learn is that of their own personal transfiguration, the only path of rediscovering the lost Image of a liturgical membership. The presence of the most towering prophets of the Old Testament here on the mountain, certify that before you enter into the Kingdom of God, you have to cross the Golgotha scene, a journey that all of us have to take in order to inherit eternal life. Trying to achieve a proper exegesis of the Sacred Texts is not easy to reach, that is why our work is far from being accomplished.
Published
2016-06-30
How to Cite
VARGA, Cătălin. LUKE’S ORIGINAL VISION ON TRANSFIGURATION STORY (LUKE 9: 27-36). Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 61, n. 1, p. 69-82, june 2016. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <http://journals.orth.ro/index.php/subbto/article/view/48>. Date accessed: 09 july 2020.
Section
Biblical Theology