Funk on Parables: Collected Essays

Funk on Parables: Collected Essays

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Funk on Parables: Collected Essays by Robert W. Funk

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.

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)

About 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.

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