The Challenge of Jesus' Parables

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Richard N. Longenecker
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2000 - 324 pages
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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.

Contributors: 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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From Allegorizing to Allegorizing A History of the Interpretation of the Parables of Jesus
The Genre of the Parables
Parables in Early Judaism
Parables of the Kingdom
Marks Parables of the Kingdom Mark 4134
Matthews Parables of the Kingdom Matthew 13152
Lukes Parables of the Kingdom Luke 8415 131821
Parables of Warning and Preparedness
Parables of the Christian Life
Parables on Gods Love and Forgiveness Luke 15132
Parables on Poverty and Riches Luke 121321 16113 161931
Parables on Prayer Luke 11513 18114
Strange Neighbors and Risky Care Matt 182135 Luke 14714 Luke 102537
Everyone Who Hears These Words of Mine Parables on Discipleship Matt 72427Luke 64749 Luke 142833 Luke 17710 Matt 20116
Index of Subjects
Index of Modern Authors

Produce Fruit Worthy of Repentance Parables of Judgment against the Jewish Religious Leaders and the Nation Matt 21282214 par Luke 1369
On Being Ready Matthew 25146

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Richard N. Longenecker (1930-2021) was a distinguished New Testament scholar who taught for many years at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He was the author of numerous books, including Paul, Apostle of Liberty; The Christology of Early Jewish Christianity; New Testament Social Ethics for Today; Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul's Most Famous Letter, and the New International Greek Testament Commentary volume on Romans.

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