Kent argues the following propositions in his thesis:

  1. Luke-Acts offers a distinctive and comprehensive perspective of the Sabbath providing a case for perpetuating the Sabbath among Luke’s community.
  2. Luke repeatedly places the Sabbath in connection with important people, events and places. The significance of the Sabbath in Luke-Acts will also be demonstrated by comparing it with the other canonical synoptic Gospels and by looking at the way Luke redacted the tradition.
  3. Luke provides a distinctive perspective on the Sabbath in that he is the only canonical writer to offer a pre-resurrection and substantial post-resurrection perspective of the Sabbath.