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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


epifanio de la cruz

Saint Luke had seen Jesus the Christ; he was one of the early disciples; he was the one that saw the risen Christ on the road to Emaus! you had better get your story straight before publishing something that is not true!

Carl E. Olson

Perhaps, Epifanio, you've been blessed with private revelation regarding the matter. But while some scholars think it is possible that St. Luke was one of the disciples on the road to Emmaus (and I'm partial to the proposition), it is not an unanimous belief, and Catholics are free to debate, discuss, and otherwise ponder the topic.

J. Francis

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think St. Luke was an Apostle in the strict sense, in the way the 12 or Paul were. But if you're using "apostle" in a loose sense, then it's not true to claim that he was the only non-Jew to be an apostle. In one loose sense, you and I are apostles, but, more importantly, so were many NT figures. This is not to say the book isn't good, but these errors (unless I'm mistaken) about the book's central subject are problematic and will keep people away from the book. Even worse, it may mislead people on St. Luke's identity. If we really want to understand him, it's worth knowing that he was an Evangelist and NOT an Apostle, very possibly not in Holy Orders at all.

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