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The Challenge of Jesus' Parables (Mcmaster New Testament Study Series)

Richard N Longenecker (Ed)

The Challenge of Jesus' Parables (Mcmaster New Testament Study Series)

Richard N Longenecker (Ed)

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Contrary to common assumption, Jesus' parables are more than simple stories; they present a number of complex and significant obstacles to modern readers hoping to fully grasp their meaning. In this volume, thirteen scholars examine the parables on their own terms and set out the challenge of their teachings anew. 304 pages, from Eerdmans

- Publisher 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

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Contrary to common assumption, Jesus' parables are more than simple stories; they present a number of complex and significant obstacles to modern readers hoping to fully grasp their meaning. In this volume, thirteen scholars examine the parables on their own terms and set out the challenge of their teachings anew. 304 pages, from Eerdmans
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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
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Meet the Author

Richard N Longenecker (Ed)

Richard N. Longenecker (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is distinguished professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and professor emeritus of New Testament at Wycliffe College, Toronto. He is the author of numerous scholarly works including Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period; Galatians (Word Biblical Commentary series) and Romans (New International Commentary of theGreek New Testament)- most recently he has produced Introducing Romans: Critical Concerns in Pauls Most Famous Letter (Eerdmans, 2011)

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