Speaking in Parables

This book is not only absorbingly readable but important.

Author: Sallie McFague TeSelle

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: UCAL:B3505379

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book is not only absorbingly readable but important. For its themes engage effectively with main dilemmas not only of formal theology but of current piety and witness. - Amos N. Wilder, Andover Newton Quarterly This book is immensely valuable for its persuasive illustrations of the parabolic and metaphoric imagination. McFague attends both to the interpretive and the evaluative levels of hermeneutics. Her readings of specific parables, poems, stories, and autobiographies are insightful and relevant to her thesis that what religious language 'says' is 'conceptually imperceivable and inexpressible.' - Mary Gerhart, Journal of the American Academy of Religion It is at the very least a fine guide to one important direction that theological hermeneutics might take, and more than that, it testifies confidently to the presence of still unplumbed resources of the biblical word and its secular counterpart that are there for the imagination's appropriation. - Robert Detweiler, Religious Studies Review Everyone interested in theology will be stimulated by Sallie McFague's mediating theological position and the form of thinking and discourse she espouses. Those interested in the intercourse between theology and literature will be stimulated by the way she links the two and the perceptive way she handles her literary examples. Biblical scholars will undoubtedly note her primacy of the parables as the central corpus of the biblical records. Preachers of the church will be strengthened by the concern McFague has for the Christian community and the importance of the word through the words of the preachers. With this variety of concerns, Speaking in Parables will have a deservedly wide reading and, perhaps even more important, wide discussion. - Ronald E. Sleeth, Perkins School of Theology Journal

Speaking Parables

Speaking Parables includes commentary on thirty-three different parables with suggestions for preaching each one.

Author: David Buttrick

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664221912

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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David Buttrick provides an introduction to the parables with a discussion of particular homiletical issues preachers face in interpreting parables. Speaking Parables includes commentary on thirty-three different parables with suggestions for preaching each one.

Speaking in Parables

Old Testament parables - Rabbinic parables - New Testament parables - Hindu parables - Buddhist parables - Islamic parables.

Author: Bruce Dawe

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002116051

Category: Parables

Page: 76

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Old Testament parables - Rabbinic parables - New Testament parables - Hindu parables - Buddhist parables - Islamic parables.

Speaking in Parables

A theology taking its cue from the parables finds that the genres most closely associated with it are the poem, the novel and the autobiography.

Author: Sallie McFague

Publisher: Scm Press

ISBN: 0334028744

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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Speaking in Parables offers one of the best treatments ever given to the importance for theology of narrative and story. A theology taking its cue from the parables finds that the genres most closely associated with it are the poem, the novel and the autobiography. These become the prime resources for the theologian who tries to show how insight occurs through language, how one comes to this moment of belief, and how one works it out in one's own life. The author's discussion of important works such as J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, The Violent Bear it Away by Flannery O'Connor, the science fiction of C. S. Lewis and the fantasies of Charles Williams remains as fresh, vital and accessible as it seemed when her book was first published over twenty-five years ago.

Theological Reflection Sources

Brought together in this second volume are materials relating to the same topics and dealt with by the same divisions, descriptions and features.

Author: Elaine Graham

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334048107

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Following the same topics as the "Methods" volume, this reader is aimed at postgraduates and academics interested in the expanding volume of work and research surrounding theological reflection. Brought together in this second volume are materials relating to the same topics and dealt with by the same divisions, descriptions and features. The identified models being The Living Human Document, Constructive Narrative Theology, Canonical Narrative Theology, Corporate Theological Reflection, The Correlative Method, Performative or Praxis Theological Reflection and Theology in the Vernacular, or local theologies. Volume one described and identified the various models whilst this new second volume fleshes out these descriptions by allowing the reader access to a variety of sources and examples of writings within these models.

Out of the Treasure

Out of the Treasure" is a major new study of the parables of Jesus, as these are presented in the Gospel according to Matthew.

Author: Aj Lambrecht

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9068311611

Category: Religion

Page: 299

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Out of the Treasure" is a major new study of the parables of Jesus, as these are presented in the Gospel according to Matthew. It grapples with what these fascinating, yet familiar, tales meant for Jesus' own audience, for Matthew's readership and for the men and women of our own times. Jan Lambrecht, S.J., is Professor Emeritus of New Testament and former dean (1985-1990) of the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Leuven. Since 1984 he has been a memeber of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. His last book-length publication on the parables was "Once More Astonished : The Parables of Jesus" (New York : Crossroad, 1981).

He Spoke in Parables

We ought to note that although this question is discussed in Matthew 13:10-17, in
connection with the parable of the sower ... We shall see why when we look at
that parable in the next chapter. ... “Why do you speak to the people in parables?

Author: Gordon J. Keddie

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532603570

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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As long as the world lasts, the parables will call people to faith in Christ. Their very simplicity shines brightly with the gracious invitation to repent, to believe, and to be reconciled to God, through the same Jesus who first uttered them so long ago. In this contemporary study, Gordon Keddie seeks to retain the essential simplicity of the parables by the lightest touch of exposition, allowing them to live and move and touch our being with a vibrant immediacy and unmistakable clarity.

The Bible is it the Word of God

All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in Speaking parables ; and
without a parable spake he not unto them : that ables . it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by the prophet , saying , I will open my mouth in parables ; I will utter
things ...

Author: Thomas Lumisden Strange

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021926424

Category: Bible

Page: 381

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Matthew s Parables

D. Purpose of Speaking in Parables ( 13 : 34-35 ) The many things ( ntoraà ) , the
mysteries ( tà uvotípia ) of the reign of the heavens ( v II ) Jesus spoke ( ěráancev
) in parables to the crowds ( v za ) , climactically progresses to “ all these things ...

Author: Warren Carter

Publisher: Catholic Biblical Assn of Amer

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021168567

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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This book presents a comprehensive treatment of all of the parables in the Gospel of Matthew. It discusses the significance of each parable as it is heard within the progression of the narrative. Rather than focusing on the intent of Jesus the parable teller, or of Matthew their redactor, it is concerned with what happens as the authorial audience interacts with the parables.

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And so afterwards, according to the general opinion of the Jewish masters, he
tells us that after the captivity, in the twilight of prophecy, Ezekiel began to speak
altogether in riddles and parables”; and so he himself complains to God: 'Ah Lord
 ...

Author: John Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10041941

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All the Parables of Jesus

But they are also cryptic, and thats where this book is useful. More than an explanation or interpretation of each parable, this definitive work is primarily an exercise in hermeneutics.

Author: David M. Brown

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449763077

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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Like yeast, parables are explosive stories of Jesus that invade our lives and transform us into citizens of the kingdom of God. But they are also cryptic, and thats where this book is useful. More than an explanation or interpretation of each parable, this definitive work is primarily an exercise in hermeneutics. In it, readers are taken through a process of discovering which sayings of Jesus are parables, problematic questions related to counting and categorizing them, and Jesus rationale for speaking in parables. The work then analyzes four distinct ways that parables are structured and three levels at which they do their work in us. The final chapter presents parable-related hermeneutical guidelines, and the book ends with seven extensive Appendices and two Indexes. It is a must read for every biblical scholar!

Notes on the Parables of Our Lord

12 ) : All things here , he says , are witnesses of a resurrection , all things in
nature are prophetic outlines of divine operations , God not merely speaking
parables , but doing them ( talia divinarum virium lineamenta , non minus
parabolis ...

Author: Richard Chenevix Trench

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175008931845

Category:

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Notes and Illustrations of the Parables of the New Testament

parables , because they seeing , see not ; and hearing , they hear not , neither do
they understand ; ' I speak to them in parables because they are blind , and deaf ,
and without understanding : if they wish to learn , the parable will assist them ...

Author: Thomas Whittemore

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044023317498

Category:

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Jesus

Why did Jesus speak in parables? This is the question that brings together the reflections in this volume, a collection of meditations preached by Cardinal Martini at a spiritual retreat.

Author: Carlo Maria Martini

Publisher: Coventry Press

ISBN: 0648323331

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Why did Jesus speak in parables? This is the question that brings together the reflections in this volume, a collection of meditations preached by Cardinal Martini at a spiritual retreat. With profound wisdom, Martini reflects on the many gospel parables - parables about the seed, judgement, call, the lost and found. He highlights and identifies first of all how Jesus has the need to communicate the mystery of the Father very much at heart. But the mystery of the God is so far beyond any notion of ours that it is precisely for this reason it can be expressed in so many ways. Hence, to reveal the confounding love of the Father, Jesus chooses to speak in parables, in this way respecting our freedom and also being attentive to our fragility. Jesus' parables also force the listener to take a stance regarding his message and person. It is a book that introduces us to a wise reading of the Gospel and to hearing the questions hidden within the Scriptures, as well as tasting God's presence.

Parables and Instructions in the Gospels

Matthew tells us ( 13 , 34–35 ) : 34 All this Jesus said to the crowds in parables ;
indeed he said nothing to them ... In contrasting parallels , and with the emphasis
of a double statement , speaking in parables is explained , therefore , as a sign ...

Author: Heinrich Kahlefeld

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012171596

Category:

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Separates the various historical layers that have grown over the original message and seeks to lay bare the core of the teaching of Jesus. By a close comparison of the different narratives as presented by the Gospels, the author unveils both the meaning of a given parable in a particular evangelist's account and the dominant theme of all the parables. This fundamental theme is not personal moral perfection but the preparation for the consummation of Jesus' work in the judgment of the Last Day. In this way through the parables "there is imparted a knowledge of Jesus and an impression of the depth and clarity of His knowledge of God which may not be compared with more facilely won knowledge in its ability to touch and even shake man's spirit."

The Analytical Concordance to the New Revised Standard Version of the New Testament

13 : 35 " I will open my mouth to speak in parables ; 8 : 27 he was speaking to
them about the Father . 14 : 27 immediately Jesus spoke to them and said 8 : 28
speak these things as the Father instructed me . 15 : 31 when they saw the mute
 ...

Author: Richard E. Whitaker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028593890

Category: Religion

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An essential tool for anyone studying the Bible in English, the Analytical Concordance is an exhaustive index to every word in the New Testament. Each word is set within one line of context for quick and easy reference. The analysis shows the Greek root word for every English word so the reader can see how the original Greek words are rendered differently in specific passages and books.

The Four Gospels Harmonized and Translated V 1 2

Why dost thon SoXn atr-n - might this parable be? speak in parables? 10. 'Hp<l>
rri<rav airbv Mark. iv. 10. Asked rjjr Tapa/SoX^K. of him the parable. According to
Mark and Luke the disciples ask, What does a parable mean ? According to ...

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU53246942

Category: Bible

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He Still Speaks in Parables and Revelation

Does God still speak to His children?

Author: Terri Beavers

Publisher:

ISBN: 1098046080

Category:

Page: 116

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Does God still speak to His children? I know that God still speaks to His children. It just takes listening and being aware of our surroundings, to recognize the little things that seem to tug at our hearts. I decided that I wanted to share the lessons that I received from God through some very unusual items and from meditating on God's Word. I wanted others to know that God does speak to them. The parables, as I like to call them, came to me through random items, at random times, and in random places. Lessons came through everyday life, whether I was walking, doing housework, playing, or just relaxing. Some lessons came in the morning, some at midday, and some at night. God is always talking. Take a little time each day to spend special time with God. Cast your cares on Him. Make your petitions known to Him. Once you have poured your whole heart out, just listen. Enjoy the time with Him, knowing He is with you. It doesn't take intelligence. It doesn't take being perfect, doing everything right. Sometimes we can try too hard to hear God, but when we just walk with Him, just enjoy His presence, we then start to hear His voice. All you have to do is take the time with Him. So grab yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy the parables of today.

Dictionary of the Bible

The parable demands attention , insight , under FABLE . ... It differs lastly as to the
word , ( 2 ) as to the Parables of the Gos- from the Proverb ) , in that it must
include a simili . pels , ( 3 ) as to the ... 20 ) , sometimes to dark pro- to speak
parables ...

Author: Horatio Balch Hackett

Publisher:

ISBN: NLI:2583010-30

Category: Bible

Page:

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But Without a Parable Jesus Did Not Speak Interpretation of All the Parables of Jesus Christ

In this volume, But Without a Parable Jesus Did Not Speak Interpretation of All the Parables of Jesus Christ tenders a brand-new outlook on the ministry of Jesus as a human being and as eternal God and serves a biblical interpretation of ...

Author: Stephen Buttafuoco

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796023053

Category: Religion

Page: 500

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In this volume, But Without a Parable Jesus Did Not Speak Interpretation of All the Parables of Jesus Christ tenders a brand-new outlook on the ministry of Jesus as a human being and as eternal God and serves a biblical interpretation of the spiritual language of parables. This gospel commentary was taken from the Book of Matthew that harmonizes teachings of the other New Testament books and, from that point on, offers a cultural and political background of the times when Jesus was living in Israel, with dates and historical fact and analysis of everything written in his three-and-a-half-year ministry on earth. Since this is a resource that interprets all the gospel parables spoken by Jesus from Matthew, Mark, and Luke and, in addition, makes clear his plan of salvation created from the foundation of the world, But Without a Parable Jesus Did Not Speak Interpretation of All the Parables puts forward a detailed description at the time of the cross while Jesus was alive and knew that all things at that moment had been accomplished and the scriptures had been fulfilled. He cries out “it is finished,” and that moment in time ensures the payment for sin was fully paid for while Jesus was still alive on the cross. And another aspect of the book explains the controversy of divorcement and the NT Sabbath day, which are all included as part of the new covenant that comprises the doctrines of the Christian churches.