[Ebook] ↠ Reading the Parables Author Richard Lischer – Thegreatwallonline.us

Reading the Parables 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 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.

[Ebook] ↠ Reading the Parables  Author Richard Lischer – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Reading the Parables
  • Richard Lischer
  • 09 March 2017
  • 9780664231651

10 thoughts on “Reading the Parables

  1. says:

    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 of interpreters like Augustine and interpret them allegorically After all, Jesus did just that in his interpretation of the parable of the sower.Richard Lischer has written a wonderful book on reading the parables Although this book appears in the series Interpretation Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church, he prefers the use of the word reading over interpreting The word interpretation conveys to many the sense of a fixed understanding, but reading reminds us that no parable of Jesus has ever found its definitive, unassailable interpretation p 2 With the medieval and postmodern interpreters, Lischer inists that no parable has one fixed meaning, but is capable of being read as has been true down through history in a variety of ways In chapter 1 Lischer takes us into the issues facing us as we read the parables, including defining the variou...

  2. says:

    This gives some good insight into how the parable of Jesus have been read throughout history and good background material The weakness was in the limited interaction with the actual parables.

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