Parables unplugged : reading the lukan parables in their rhetorical context / Lauri Thurén.
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Narration in the bible.
- ISBN: 9781451465266
- ISBN: 1451465262
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (432 pages)
- Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Fortress Press, 2014.
- Copyright: ©2014
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Parables Unplugged; Parables Unplugged; Contents; Preface; Introduction; The Bad Samaritan (10:25-37); Persuading the Pharisees (15:1-32); The Unjust Steward (16:1-9); The Wicked Tenants (20:9-19); The Overall Mapping of the Parables; The Parables as Persuasion; Re-Plugging the Parables; Bibliography; Index of Names; Index of Subjects; Index of Ancient Sources.
|Summary:|| The parables of Jesus have long been read either as allegories encoding Christian theology or as tantalizing clues to the authentic voice of Jesus. Thuren proposes instead to read the parables "unplugged" from any assumptions beyond those given in the narrative situation in the text, on the common-sense premise that the very form of the parable works to propose a (sometimes startling) resolution to a particular problem. Thuren applies his method to the parables in Luke, exploring the Evangelist's specific narrative purposes in the use of individual parables.
|Source of Description Note:|| Online resource; title from PDF title page, (ebrary, viewed September 22, 2014).