Studying the Parables of Jesus
Peter Rhea Jones has spent the majority of his career studying and teaching the parables. Studying the Parables of Jesus is a primer on the historical and -literary approaches to biblical study. It informs and inspires in dialogue with contemporary methods and contemporary meanings. It provides an introduction to the methods of interpretation of the parables as well as an opening chapter on the recent history of interpretation. The chapters of exegesis approach a select group of parables for a more intensive analysis. While reserving much of the technical details for the endnotes, the text includes -discussion of critical issues and alternative opinions. Questions and exercises are appended at the close of each chapter for personal use or classroom -discussion.
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I feel like this person uses the same information over and over. I know there is only one source to work from (the bible), but at least TRY to use alternate sources. Of all the works of historians, I think that Jones did not want to cite anyone in the work but himself.
The Nature of Parables
Special Literary Considerations
Impetus to Hearing and Hoping
An Appeal to Religious Imagination
An Invitation to Faith
Prophetic Call for National Repentance
Exposure fo Inauthentic Existence
Call to Existential Decision
Gospel for the Lost