ŠIMON PETR V LK 5,1–11
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SIMON PETER IN LUKE 5:1–11
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The purpose of the paper “Simon Peter in Luke 5:1–11” is, on the one hand, to point out the importance of the call of the first disciples of Jesus in Luke 5:1–11 in the structure of the Gospel of Luke and on the other hand to present the main characteristics of the portrait of Simon Peter in Luke 5:1–11 and its significance in the Third Gospel. The story in Luke 5:1–11, which may be considered a programmatic text of the Gospel of Luke, focuses on the person of Simon Peter, Jesus’ disciple, who has a prominent status among the apostles in the gospel. This event is closely connected with the teaching and miraculous activity of Jesus with which he inaugurated his public ministry in Nazareth (Luke 4:16–30: teaching activity) and Capernaum (Luke 4:31–41: miraculous activity) and which is a characteristic feature of his entire ministry in the Judean country (Luke 5:1–19:27). This story illustrates, via the person of Simon Peter, how the call is connected on the one hand with the actively displayed attitude of faith/trust towards the authority of Jesus and the power of his word and on the other hand with the profession both of one’s own sinfulness and of Jesus’ dignity.
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