The Parables of Judgment

The Parables of Judgment

by Robert Farrar Capon
     
 

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Capon demonstrates how Jesus' message of diving judgment, in contrast to the notions of both his enemies and his friends, is always presented against the backdrop of grace.

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Capon demonstrates how Jesus' message of diving judgment, in contrast to the notions of both his enemies and his friends, is always presented against the backdrop of grace.

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Library Journal
Following up on his Parables of Grace (LJ 7/88), Capon applies his wit and erudition to the parables of judgment Jesus spoke and acted out as his earthly life was ending. As usual, Capon's theology is an odd evangelical/universalist hybrid: we are saved by faith alone, never by works, he insists; yet Jesus's judgment is a ``grand sacrament of vindication'' based on ``inclusion before exclusion,'' and only ``party poopers'' who refuse to enjoy the fun wind up being shown the door. There is something very incongruous about seeing ``salvation (as) slapstick.'' Still, agree or disagree, readers are bound to be stimulated and entertained.-- EC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802836502
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/07/1991
Pages:
192

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