Interpreting the Parables

Interpreting the Parables

by Craig L. Blomberg
     
 

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Craig L. Blomberg offers a comprehensive survey and evaluation of contemporary critical approaches to the parables, and he presents his own distinctive approach which stresses the significance of allegory.

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Craig L. Blomberg offers a comprehensive survey and evaluation of contemporary critical approaches to the parables, and he presents his own distinctive approach which stresses the significance of allegory.

Editorial Reviews

I. Howard Marshall
"Interpreting the Parables will appeal to theological students as what will, I suspect, become the standard evangelical textbook on the subject . . . much superior to its rivals."
David L. Turner
"This book is highly recommended. . . . All serious teachers and expositors of the parables should profit from this book."
David J. Graham
"This book is well written and meticulously researched, worth reading for its innumerable footnotes alone. It interacts with a wide range of literature of all shades."
David Wenham
"It is good news when a good book on an important topic gets a new lease of life. Blomberg's book is lucid, well-informed and reliable, and I warmly welcome this new updated edition."
Mary Ann Beavis
"This revised and expanded edition of Craig L. Blomberg's Interpreting the Parables is more than an accessible and reliable guide to the history of parable interpretation and the exegetical methods that have been applied to the parables in recent research. Blomberg's nuanced defense of allegory as a valid approach to parable interpretation is a worthwhile contribution to contemporary scholarship. His provocative contention that the parables of Jesus contain implicit Christological claims will be welcome to evangelical and other traditional Christian readers."
Stanley E. Porter
"Craig Blomberg continues to swim strongly against the tide with his 'minority position' in parables studies. I think he makes as good a case as possible for his position that Jesus' parables are allegories, and in the course of his exposition of the individual parables usually ensures that there are some new insights even for interpreters who disagree with him. His updated discussion of the history of parable research, and his attention to recent developments in parable theory, will be welcomed by everyone."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830812714
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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Craig L. Blomberg (Ph.D., Aberdeen) is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado. His books include Interpreting the Parables, Neither Poverty nor Riches, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, The Historical Reliability of John's Gospel, commentaries on Matthew and 1 Corinthians, Making Sense of the New Testament: 3 Crucial Questions and Preaching the Parables.

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