Reading the Parables Hardback

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church

by Richard Lischer;


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Reading the Parables

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Parables make up one-third of Jesus' speech in the New Testament. In this volume, Richard Lischer provides an expert guide to these parables and proposes an important distinction between reading and interpreting the parables.Emphasizing the importance of reading the parables versus interpreting them, Lischer asserts that reading offers a kind of breathing space to explore historical, literary, theological, and socio-political dimensions of the parables and their various meanings, whereas interpreting implies an expert and critical position that must be defended. In this volume, Lischer lays out four theories for reading parables: 1) parables obscure truth; 2) parables teach many truths; 3) parables teach one truth; and 4) parables undermine the truth. Ultimately, he concludes that biblical parables undermine dominant myths called "the truth" to shine light on the Truth that is Jesus, God's presence with us.

Reading the Parables by Richard Lischer was published by Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S. in September 2014 and is our 58996th best seller. The ISBN for Reading the Parables is 9780664231651.

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Page last updated 14th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherWestminster/John Knox Press,U.S. (September 2014)
Weight454g
Number of Pages240
Thickness23 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780664231651
ISBN-100664231659
Product Code4300719
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