Many Things in Parables
- Publisher Charles W. Hedrick is Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at Southwest Missouri State University.
- Publisher 168 Pages
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About "Many Things in Parables"
In this splendid introduction to the elusive rhetorical device central to the New Testament picture of Jesus, Charles Hedrick explores the nature of the parable and its history of use. In part one, he asks basic questions such as "What is a parable?" "Is Jesus really the author of the parables?" and "What does a parable mean?" and then reviews a range of sources--from Aesop's fables to modern New Testament scholarship--to answer them. In part two, he surveys the various ways the parables have been approached in literary criticism throughout history, giving specific examples of each method and delineating their strengths and weaknesses.
Charles W. Hedrick is Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at Southwest Missouri State University.
Meet the Author
Charles W. Hedrick Jr is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of "History and Silence" (2000) and the "Decrees of the Demotionidai" (1990), and the co-editor of "Demokratia" (1996) and "The Birth of Democracy" (1993).