The Parable Book

The Parable Book

He has written the book that smoldered unwritten within him his entire life. The book he had always seen as the one he could not write.

Author: Per Olov Enquist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848668874

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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"The love that dare not speak its name . . ." Sweden, 1949. A boy of 15, cutting across a garden, chances upon a woman of 51. What ensues is cataclysmic, life-altering. All the more because it cannot be spoken of. Can it never be spoken of? Looking back in late old age at an encounter that transformed him suddenly yet utterly, P.O. Enquist, a titan of Swedish letters, has decided to "come out" - but in ways entirely novel and unexpected. He has written the book that smoldered unwritten within him his entire life. The book he had always seen as the one he could not write. This poignant memoir of love as a religious experience - as a modern form of the Resurrection - is also a deeply felt reflection on the transitoriness of friendship, the fraught nature of family relationships, and the importance of giving voice to what cannot be forgotten. A parable as hauntingly intense as any Bergman film. Translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner
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The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus

William Barclay brings to these "best-known stories in the world" new force and significance for the modern reader.

Author: William Barclay

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 066425828X

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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William Barclay brings to these "best-known stories in the world" new force and significance for the modern reader. Each chapter analyzes an individual parable--identifies its theme, explains it in the light of the language and customs of the ancient world, and clearly interprets its meaning for us today. The William Barclay Library is a collection of books addressing the great issues of the Christian faith. As one of the world's most widely read interpreters of the Bible and its meaning, William Barclay devoted his life to helping people become more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
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The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus

Christ repeatedly said before sharing His parables, “here is what the Kingdom of Heaven is like…” Dr. Bailey wrote this book to be an aid in the study and interpretation of the parables so that we might discover and enter into the ...

Author: Dr. Brian J. Bailey

Publisher: Zion Christian Publishers

ISBN: 9781596651586

Category: Religion

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One of the great treasures entrusted to the Church is the collection of parables found in Scripture, which were mostly given by Christ in the Gospels. A parable can be defined as an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. Christ repeatedly said before sharing His parables, “here is what the Kingdom of Heaven is like…” Dr. Bailey wrote this book to be an aid in the study and interpretation of the parables so that we might discover and enter into the truths of the Kingdom of God.
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The Parables

The Parables

The third volume in the Biblical Explorations series from bestselling New Testament writer Paula Gooder explores a major exponent of the Gospels: the parables of Jesus.

Author: Paula Gooder

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 9781786221537

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The third volume in the Biblical Explorations series from bestselling New Testament writer Paula Gooder explores a major exponent of the Gospels: the parables of Jesus. Covering every parable, this volume focuses on some of the best-known stories in the gospels, mining their meaning afresh today. It considers why Jesus spoke in pictures and opens up the world behind the parables to reveal just how striking, memorable and challenging they were for their original hearers. Biblical Explorations is an exciting series that offers an accessible and informed study of the best loved texts in Scripture. Rooted in the conviction that greater understanding of the Bible leads to deeper discipleship, it is an essential resource for preachers, teachers and study group leaders, as well as those who simply wish to get to know the Bible better.
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Interpreting the Parables

Interpreting the Parables

This groundbreaking book will be of value not only to students but to pastors and other serious readers of Scripture.

Author: Craig L. Blomberg

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830875727

Category: Religion

Page: 334

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The classic works of C. H. Dodd and Joachim Jeremias set the direction for nearly all further parable studies in this century. Embodied in both scholar's approaches are at least two assumptions that, for the most part, have gone unchallenged: (1) Parables make one and only one main point. (2) They are not allegories. But can these assumptions be supported by the evidence? In this introductory text, Craig Blomberg surveys and evaluates contemporary critical approaches to the parables, challenging the prevailing consensus and making his own important new contribution to parable studies. Within proper definitions and limits, he argues, the parables are in fact best seen as allegories. In support of his thesis, he not only sets forth theoretical considerations but devotes attention to all the major parables, providing brief interpretations that highlight the insights to be gained from his distinctive method. A concluding chapter examines the implications of the parables for Christology and our understanding of the kingdom of God. This groundbreaking book will be of value not only to students but to pastors and other serious readers of Scripture.
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Preaching the Parables

Preaching the Parables

The parables of Jesus are timeless stories -- and with the current popularity of narrative preaching, the parables are a familiar topic in the contemporary pulpit. But preaching on the parables is not as easy as it looks at first glance.

Author: John R. Brokhoff

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788019203

Category: Bible

Page: 122

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The parables of Jesus are timeless stories -- and with the current popularity of narrative preaching, the parables are a familiar topic in the contemporary pulpit. But preaching on the parables is not as easy as it looks at first glance. Should we simply tell the parable in our own words and let it stand on its own feet, or is its lesson most effectively communicated by constructing a sermon around the central theme? Or should the preacher spiritualize the parable by probing for allegorical meaning? Master homiletician John Brokhoff aids preachers in answering these key questions with rigorous and enlightening background information on parables from Mark and John appearing in Cycle B of the Revised Common Lectionary. He offers not only exegesis and interpretation for each passage, but also rich material for sermon development, suggested outlining approaches, and preaching illustrations. Parables included are: - The Doorkeeper (Mark 13:32-37) - The Good Shepherd (John 10:11-18) - The True Vine (John 15:1-8) - A Strong Man (Mark 3:20-25) - The Miracle Seed (Mark 4:26-34) - Bread To Eat (John 6:35, 41-51) - Eat The Bread (John 6:51-58) A popular preacher, teacher, and writer, John R. Brokhoff served as Professor of Homiletics at Candler School of Theology, Emory University from 1965 to 1979. Prior to that he pastored Lutheran congregations in Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Brokhoff is the recipient of the George Washington medal from the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and is the author of many CSS titles, including "This You Can Believe "and "Pray Like Jesus."
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The Parable of the Cave

The Parable of the Cave

The Parable of the Cave is an inspiring book of hope and understanding. This book will open your insight to the workings of the Lord in your personal life and help you understand the process of finding your way back to His presence.

Author: Derlin Taylor

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440133848

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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The Parable of the Cave is an inspiring book of hope and understanding. This book will open your insight to the workings of the Lord in your personal life and help you understand the process of finding your way back to His presence. You will better understand the powers of evil and the forces for righteousness. Your mind will be opened as you read the experiences of the author and you will realize the workings of the Lord in your own life. But mostly, you will come away with the attitude of hope. You will realize you are doing better than you think as you navigate your way along the strait and narrow path which leads us back home and into the loving arms of our heavenly parents.
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The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus

Outlines the parables of Jesus and discusses how each of the parables can be taught and preached.

Author: Arland J. Hultgren

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 080286077X

Category: Religion

Page: 552

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Outlines the parables of Jesus and discusses how each of the parables can be taught and preached.
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The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus

A premier New Testament scholar explores how Jesus' trial and execution are portrayed in the New Testament and how that portrayal has affected biblical studies, Christian theology, and Jewish-Christian relations through history.

Author: Luise Schottroff

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451413246

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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A premier New Testament scholar explores how Jesus' trial and execution are portrayed in the New Testament and how that portrayal has affected biblical studies, Christian theology, and Jewish-Christian relations through history. Tomson has written an accessible, responsible analysis of the biblical accounts of Jesus' death, demonstrating how, through compounded misunderstandings, they contributed to anti-Jewish sentiment in the early church and later history. Tomson's question of how Jesus is to be understood in his first-century Judean context is a critical one not only for biblical scholars, but for anyone concerned about human rights and interreligious dialogue today.
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The Parables

The Parables

Author: Dan O. Via

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556351198

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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The Parables

The Parables

Author: Thomas Guthrie

Publisher:

ISBN: BCUL:VD2205444

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Page: 373

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The Art of Parables

The Art of Parables

This illustrated book (and the accompanying CD of images for projection) will be an invaluable resource to anyone who wants to explore the ethical and social justice issues contained in the parables of Jesus, in a unique way that honours ...

Author: Charles McCollough

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781551455631

Category: Religion

Page: 251

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Without question, the parables of Jesus are the most-loved and most-used texts in the entire New Testament -- a blessing, opportunity, and challenge to preachers, study groups, and congregations alike. They are the most-loved because as word pictures, they are immediately accessible. We can imagine the situations they describe and wonder how they apply to our own lives. The parables also bring us as near to Jesus as we can get. Biblical scholars agree that the parables are the most authentic words of Jesus available to us, and we value them for that reason. At the same time, the parables present many challenges. The parables appear more than 30 times in the Revised Common Lectionary. Ministers are called to preach the parables over and over again. It 's not easy to approach the parables in a fresh way, or to gain new insights from them when we hear or preach them so often. Which is why The Art of Parables by Charles McCollough is such an indispensable resource. A theologian and artist, McCollough knows the parables intimately and offers a unique, two-pronged approach to each of the 31 parables contained in the New Testament: First, McCollough interprets each of the parables through sculpture. Seeing and approaching the parables visually, through art/sculpture, opens up new levels of understanding. Second, McCollough takes full account of the social, economic, and political context in which the parables were told, with often surprising and challenging results. For example, the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son parables have been used in endless ways to refer to compassionate care of the stranger and to forgiveness of wayward children. But are these the meanings Jesus intended? Not necessarily, says McCollough. This illustrated book (and the accompanying CD of images for projection) will be an invaluable resource to anyone who wants to explore the ethical and social justice issues contained in the parables of Jesus, in a unique way that honours the contribution of the arts.
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Parable of the Talents

Parable of the Talents

In the sequel to the acclaimed Parable of the Sower, Lauren's daughter describes the broken and alienated world of 2032, as war wracks the North American continent and an ultra-conservative, religious crusader becomes president. IP.

Author: Octavia E. Butler

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1888363819

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

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In the sequel to the acclaimed Parable of the Sower, Lauren's daughter describes the broken and alienated world of 2032, as war wracks the North American continent and an ultra-conservative, religious crusader becomes president. IP.
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All the Parables of the Bible

All the Parables of the Bible

A study and analysis of the more than 250 parables in Scripture.

Author: Herbert Lockyer

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310281113

Category: Religion

Page: 381

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A study and analysis of the more than 250 parables in Scripture.
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An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus

An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus

A clear and thorough introduction to the best known of Jesus' teachings, this much-needed text examines what parables are, why Jesus taught in parables, and the purpose and place of parables in the Gospel narratives.

Author: Robert H. Stein

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664243908

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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A clear and thorough introduction to the best known of Jesus' teachings, this much-needed text examines what parables are, why Jesus taught in parables, and the purpose and place of parables in the Gospel narratives. Invaluable for the beginning seminary or college students and for church study groups, this enlightening work reveals the meaning of the parables when they were first given, their meaning for the Gospel writers, and their meaning for us today.
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The Parables

The Parables

The entire text of each parable is included, followed by the author's commentary. The parables' applications for the Christian life make this book a valuable sermon or lesson preparation tool.

Author: Simon J. Kistemaker

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111799248

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Accessible study helps lay readers understand and apply the parables of Jesus
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The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus

Some move us to grateful responses to God. The parables ask us if there has been any real difference in our lives. — James Montgomery Boice The Parables of Jesus offers a scholarly yet simple explanation of all of Jesus’ parables.

Author: James Montgomery Boice

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802494191

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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"Some sections of the Bible give us grand theology. Some move us to grateful responses to God. But the parables break through mere words and make us ask whether there has indeed been any real difference in our lives." In this beloved classic, James Boice takes us systematically through the parables of Jesus, grouping them into five categories: parables of the kingdom, salvation, wisdom and folly, the Christian life, and judgment. In each section Boice brings Jesus' words to bear on life today. Through his careful study and clear explanation of each parable—born from a sermon series he preached at the Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, where he pastored for 32 years—he helps us understand just what Jesus meant, and how our hearts and lives ought to respond. Jesus' parables are memorable for a reason. Discover their power for yourself.
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The Parables for Today

The Parables for Today

This book in the popular For Today series introduces the reader to the main parables of Jesus in an engaging and accessible way.

Author: Alyce M. McKenzie

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611644234

Category: Religion

Page: 117

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This book in the popular For Today series introduces the reader to the main parables of Jesus in an engaging and accessible way. Professor, author, and preacher Alyce McKenzie makes the familiar parables come alive with new meaning, using the best of biblical scholarship to provide an easy entrance to this major form of Jesus' teachings. With questions for discussion at the end of each chapter, this book is ideal for personal and group study. The For Today series was designed to provide reliable and accessible resources for the study and real life application of important biblical texts, theological documents, and Christian practices. The emphasis of the series is not only on the realization and appreciation of what these subjects have meant in the past, but also on their value in the present--"for today." Thought-provoking questions are included at the end of each chapter, making the books ideal for personal study and group use.
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Twelve Parables of Jesus

Twelve Parables of Jesus

As our life experiences accumulate, we bring a fresh eye to the Scriptures. This is especially true of the parables, as they deal with people and life and everyday events.

Author: Maxie Dunnam

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426724213

Category: Religion

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Many of us have heard the parables of Jesus all our lives, and we might even know them by heart. So why study them again? Why take another look at the parable of the talents, the parable of the prodigal son, the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, and nine others? As our life experiences accumulate, we bring a fresh eye to the Scriptures. This is especially true of the parables, as they deal with people and life and everyday events. In many ways, reflecting on the parables in light of our own lives can bring us closer to Jesus. Whether you are encountering these parables for the first time or for the first time again, you will find them leading you into the mind and spirit of Jesus and offering lessons for living in the kingdom of God. Sessions: Introduction "He Said Nothing to Them Without a Parable" 1. What to Do While Waiting for the Judgment Wise and Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13) 2. The Power of Persistence Ask, Seek, Knock (Luke 11:1-13; 18:1-8) 3. How to Deal With Demons The Empty House (Matthew 12:38-50) 4. Good for Nothing The Barren Fig Tree (Luke 13:1-9) 5. Serendipity The Treasure and the Pearl (Matthew 13:44-46) 6. How to Escape Being Posessed by Possessions The Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-34) 7. Our Most Common Sin Pharisee and Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-17) 8. Practicing Humility Places at the Table (Luke 14:7-11) 9. How Do We Get Rid of Evil Without Destroying Good? Wheat and Tares (Matthew 13:24-30) 10. What to Do When You Have Been Forgiven The Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18:21-35) 11. What to Do With Your Assets The Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) 12. Lost and Found The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:1-32)
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What are They Saying about the Parables

What are They Saying about the Parables

A concise but thorough survey of current scholarly thinking on Jesus' parables, for the ordinary reader.

Author: David B. Gowler

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809139626

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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A concise but thorough survey of current scholarly thinking on Jesus' parables, for the ordinary reader.
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