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Encountering the Parables in Contexts Old and New (T&T Clark)

Encountering the Parables in Contexts Old and New

T. E. Goud (Anthology Editor) , J.R.C. Cousland (Anthology Editor) , John P. Harrison (Anthology Editor)

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Product details

Published Mar 21 2024
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 296
ISBN 9780567706171
Imprint T&T Clark
Dimensions 9 x 6 inches
Series The Library of New Testament Studies
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing


The contributors to this book pursue three important lines of inquiry into parable study, in order to illustrate how these lessons have been received throughout the millennia. The contributors consider not only the historical and material world of the parables' composition, and focusing on the social, political, economic, and material reality of that world, but also seek to connect how the parables may have been seen and heard in ancient contexts with how they have been, and continue to be, seen and heard.
Intentionally allowing for a “bounded openness” of approach and interpretation, these essays explore numerous contexts, encounters and responses. Examining topics ranging from ancient harvest imagery and dependency relations to contemporary experience with the narratives and lessons of the parables, this volume seeks to link those very real ancient contexts with our own varied modern contexts.

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