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The Challenge of Jesus' Parables
Richard N. Longenecker (Editor)

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Format: Paperback, 336pp.
ISBN: 0802846386
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Pub. Date: March 2000

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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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Richard N. Longenecker is distinguished Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Formerly he was Distinguished Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Table of Contents

Part IHistory, Genre, and Parallels
1.From Allegorizing to Allegorizing: A History of the Interpretation of the Parables of Jesus
2.The Genre of the Parables
3.Parables in Early Judaism
Part IIParables of the Kingdom
4.Mark's Parables of the Kingdom (Mark 4:1-34)
5.Matthew's Parables of the Kingdom (Matthew 13:1-52)
6.Luke's Parables of the Kingdom (Luke 8:4-15; 13:18-21)
Part IIIParables of Warning and Preparedness
7."Produce Fruit Worthy of Repentance": Parables of Judgment against Jewish Religious Leaders and the Nation (Matthew 21:28—22:14 par.; Luke 13:6-9)
8.On Being Ready (Matthew 25:1-46)
Part IVParables of the Christian Life
9.Parables on God's Love and Forgiveness (Luke 15:1-32)
10.Parables on Poverty and Riches (Luke 12:13-21; 16:1-13; 16:19-31)
11.Parables on Prayer (Luke 11:5-13; 18:1-14)
12.Parables on Neighbors and Risky Care (Matthew 18:21-35; Luke 14:7-14; Luke 10:25-37)
13."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)
Index of Subjects
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Literature

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