The Challenge Of Jesus' Parables / Edition 1

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A fresh look at the meaning of Jesus' parables for Christian living today.

The parables recorded in the Gospels are central for an understanding of Jesus and his ministry. Yet the parables are more than simple stories; they present a number of obstacles to contemporary readers hoping to fully grasp their meaning. In this volume, thirteen New Testament scholars provide the background necessary to understand the original context and meaning of Jesus' parables as well as their modern applications, all in a manner easily accessible to general readers.

Stephen C. Barton
Craig A. Evans
Richard T. France
Donald A. Hagner
Morna D. Hooker
Sylvia C. Keesmaat
Michael P. Knowles
Walter L. Liefeld
Richard N. Longenecker
Allan W. Martens
Klyne R. Snodgrass
Robert H. Stein
Stephen I. Wright

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802846389
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/3/2000
  • Series: McMaster New Testament Studies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 967,306
  • Product dimensions: 0.76 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Contributors

    I. History, Genre, and Parallels

  2. From Allegorizing to Allegorizing: A History of the Interpretation of the Parables of Jesus KLYNE R. SNODGRASS
  3. The Genre of the Parables ROBERT H. STEIN
  4. Parables in Early Judaism CRAIG A. EVANS
  5. II. Parables of the Kingdom

  6. Mark’s Parables of the Kingdom (Mark 4:1-34) MORNA D. HOOKER
  7. Matthew’s Parables of the Kingdom (Matthew 13:1-52) DONALD A. HAGNER
  8. Luke’s Parables of the Kingdom (Luke 8:4-15; 13:18-21) RICHARD N. LONGENECKER
  9. III. Parables of Warning and Preparedness

  10. "Produce Fruit Worthy of Repentance": Parables of Judgment against the Jewish Religious Leaders and the Nation (Matthew 21:28–22:14 par.; Luke 13:6-9) ALLAN W. MARTENS
  11. On Being Ready (Matthew 25:1-46) RICHARD T. FRANCE
  12. IV. Parables of the Christian Life

  13. Parables on God’s Love and Forgiveness (Luke 15:1-32) STEPHEN C. BARTON
  14. Parables on Poverty and Riches (Luke 12:13-21; 16:1-13; 16:19-31) STEPHEN I. WRIGHT
  15. Parables on Prayer (Luke 11:5-13; 18:1-14) WALTER L. LIEFELD
  16. Strange Neighbors and Risky Care (Matthew 18:21-35; Luke 14:7-14; Luke 10:25-37) SYLVIA C. KEESMAAT
  17. "Everyone Who Hears These Words of Mine": Parables on Discipleship (Matthew 7:24-27//Luke 6:47-49; Luke 14:28-33; Luke 17:7-10; Matthew 20:1-16) MICHAEL P. KNOWLES
  18. Index of Subjects
    Index of Modern Authors
    Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Literature

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