Reading the Parables: Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church

Reading the Parables: Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church

Richard Lischer / Sep 27, 2020
Reading the Parables Interpretation Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church 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 int
  • Title: Reading the Parables: Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church
  • Author: Richard Lischer
  • ISBN: 9780664231651
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 exploreParables 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.
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    1. In the Synoptic Gospels Jesus most often used parables to convey his message The question is what did Jesus mean when he told the parables and how do we interpret them today One of the major questions moderns have asked concerns whether parables have just one meaning or could they have multiple meanings Since preachers like me often turn to the parables, this is an important question In other words, are we limited to a specific, historical critical determined meaning Or might we follow the lead [...]


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