BN.com Gift Guide

Funk on Parables: Collected Essays

Overview

Robert Funk was the major seminal influence on parable scholarship in the
second part of the twentieth century. His work on parable as metaphor led to
the understanding of Jesus' parables as world-shattering. But it went beyond
the question of metaphor: Funk redefined the ...
See more details below
Paperback
$18.59
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$22.00 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $10.98   
  • New (4) from $17.60   
  • Used (2) from $10.98   
Sending request ...

Overview

Robert Funk was the major seminal influence on parable scholarship in the
second part of the twentieth century. His work on parable as metaphor led to
the understanding of Jesus' parables as world-shattering. But it went beyond
the question of metaphor: Funk redefined the form of the parable, made a
substantial contribution to the argument that Jesus' parables originated in
Greek, worked out a scale for evaluating parables as compositions, and
proposed a model for how parables gave birth to resurrection faith. The
essays in this volume, brought together for the first time, afford the
reader a synoptic view of Funk's contribution-a contribution with which
scholarship is only now beginning to deal.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780944344996
  • Publisher: Polebridge Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert W. Funk was a distinguished teacher, writer, translator and publisher
in the field of religion. A Guggenheim Fellow and Senior Fulbright Scholar,
he served as Annual Professor of the American School of Oriental Research
in Jerusalem and as chair of the Graduate Department of Religion at
Vanderbilt University. Robert Funk was a recognized pioneer in modern
biblical scholarship, having led the Society of Biblical Literature as its
Executive Secretary from 1968 to 1973.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction Bernard Brandon Scott Scott, Bernard Brandon

Movements: Robert W. Funk's Contribution to the Study of Parables 1

Robert W. Funk: Parables Publications 25

Part 1 On Parables

1 The Parable as Metaphor 29

2 Crossing Over 53

3 Arable as Trope 61

Part 2 Lurking behind the Samaritan

4 The Old Testament in Parable: The Good Samaritan 67

5 The Good Samaritan as Metaphor 85

Part 3 Sauntering through the Parables

6 The Leaven: Away-from-here as Destination 93

7 The Looking-glass Tree Is for the Birds 113

8 The Narrative Parables: The Birth of a Language Tradition 121

9 Parable, Paradox, and Power: The Prodigal Samaritan 131

Part 4 Dismantling and Recovering

10 From Parable to Gospel: Domesticating the Tradition 143

11 Jesus: The Silent Sage 165

12 Jesus: A Voice Print 171

13 The Mythical Matrix and God as Metaphor 177

Notes 195

Works Consulted 209

Indices 216

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)