The Challenge of Jesus' Parables
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The Challenge of Jesus' Parables  -     By: Richard N. Longenecker

The Challenge of Jesus' Parables

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The parables recorded in the Gospels are central for an understanding of Jesus and his ministry. Yet the parables are more than simple stories; they present a number of obstacles to contemporary readers hoping to fully grasp their meaning. In this volume thirteen New Testament scholars provide the background necessary to understand the original context and meaning of Jesus' parables as well as their modern applications, all in a a manner easily accessible to general readers.

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Title: The Challenge of Jesus' Parables
By: Richard N. Longenecker
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound
ISBN: 0802846386
ISBN-13: 9780802846389
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A fresh look at the meaning of Jesus' parables for Christian living today.The parables recorded in the Gospels are central for an understanding of Jesus and his ministry. Yet the parables are more than simple stories; they present a number of obstacles to contemporary readers hoping to fully grasp their meaning. In this volume, thirteen New Testament scholars provide the background necessary to understand the original context and meaning of Jesus' parables as well as their modern applications, all in a manner easily accessible to general readers.Contributors: Stephen C. BartonCraig A. EvansRichard T. FranceDonald A. HagnerMorna D. HookerSylvia C. KeesmaatMichael P. KnowlesWalter L. LiefeldRichard N. LongeneckerAllan W. MartensKlyne R. SnodgrassRobert H. SteinStephen I. Wright

Author Bio

Richard N. Longenecker is professor emeritus of New Testament at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. His many other books include The Christology of Early Jewish ChristianityNew Testament Social Ethics for TodayIntroducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul's Most Famous Letter, and the New International Greek Testament Commentary volume on Romans.

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The Expository Times
"Clearly written, stimulating and challenging. The volume as a whole is to be strongly recommended and gives new insights into these fascinating stories. . . A welcome addition to the recent literature on the parables."

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