Add To Cart
or checkout with
|Title: The Cross & the Prodigal: Luke 15 Through the Eyes of Middle Eastern Peasants|
By: Kenneth E. Bailey
Number of Pages: 156
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2005
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Weight: 8 ounces
Stock No: WW832815
Preaching Magazine Year's Best Book for Preachers
Where is the cross in the parable of the prodigal son?
For centuries, Muslims have called attention to the father's forgiveness in this parable in order to question the need for a Mediator between humanity and God. In The Cross and the Prodigal, Kenneth E. Bailey--New Testament scholar and long-time missionary to the Middle East--undertakes to answer this question.
Drawing on his extensive knowledge of both the New Testament and Middle Eastern culture, Bailey presents an interpretation of this parable from a Middle Eastern perspective and, in doing so, powerfully demonstrates its essentially Christian message. Here Bailey highlights the underlying tensions between law and love, servanthood and sonship, honor and forgiveness that grant this story such timeless spiritual and theological power.
Kenneth E. Bailey is an author and lecturer in Middle Eastern New Testament studies. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he also serves as Canon Theologian of the Diocese of Pittsburgh of the Episcopal Church, U.S.A. He holds graduate degrees in Arabic language and literature, and in systematic theology; his Th.D. is in New Testament. He spent forty years living and teaching New Testament in the Middle East. Bailey has written many books in English and in Arabic, including Poet Peasant, Through Peasant Eyes and Jacob the Prodigal.
What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.
If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.