Parables of the Kingdom: Jesus and the Use of Parables in the Synoptic Tradition

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Liturgical Press, 2007 - 191 pagini
?Do you not understand this parable?? is a question Jesus posed to his disciples (Mark 4:13). Just as the first disciples often did not understand Jesus? many parables, so it is for listeners and readers nearly two thousand years later. In Parables of the Kingdom, Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan helps readers to ?hear? and ?see? and ?understand? the parables of Jesus. She offers a general introduction to the use of parables in the life and ministry of Jesus and the early church. In addition, Getty-Sullivan helps readers learn to interpret parables, to enter into what the parables can reveal about Jesus and his audience, about the evangelists and their communities, and about how we are to understand the Kingdom of God today. Parables of the Kingdom helps us hear and see Jesus? parables with new eyes and renewed hearts?thereby allowing the parables to transform our lives and help us respond with new conviction to the gospel?s power in our world.?In Parables of the Kingdom Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan demonstrates how the parables of Jesus, which use ordinary people, events and things, draw the reader to the deepest heart of the Gospels: the revelation of Jesus Christ (Christology) and what it means to follow him (discipleship). She gives the reader a thorough view of Jesus? ministry and mission in this scholarly and clear to follow, in depth and intriguing presentation. Deliberate attention to the details of each parable heightens not only the reader?s understanding of the Scripture, but excites the imagination as well. One is invited into the world of the parables and thereby, into the world of Jesus. This motivates the reader to come to know Christ anew, once again, and to take up the challenge to follow him by recognizing the possibilities of the Kingdom of God in every day life.? Maureen Crossen, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Theology Department Chair Carlow University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ?This work is clear, informative, and inspirational. Beginners will enjoy its many insights into Jesus? parables. Even old pros in parable interpretation will learn a new lesson or two and have their hearts warmed to know Jesus more fully and follow him more faithfully.? Robert Karris, O.F.M. The Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University

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This is an extremely good and readable introduction to the interpretation of the parables that Jesus told. Ms. Getty-Sullivan has a wonderfully fluid writing style, even when discussing technicalities ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Chapter
1
Parables in Mark
16
Chapter 3
35
Parables Matthew Shared with Mark
49
Parables as Matthew Tells Them
77
Parables According to Luke
113
Parables of Lukes Travel Narrative
136
Conclusion
169
Glossary of Basic Terms for the Study of the Parables
183
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Pagina 71 - Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing the fruits of it.
Pagina 41 - For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant; and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
Pagina 132 - And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand for ever...
Pagina 161 - If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
Pagina 103 - Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!
Pagina 175 - Do all things without murmurings and disputings ; that ye may be blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye are seen as lights in the world...
Pagina 119 - And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
Pagina 85 - These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.

Despre autor (2007)

Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan, PhD, teaches at St. Vincent College and St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She is the author of First and Second Corinthiansfrom the Collegeville Bible Commentary series, author of the God Speaks to Usseries of children's books, and editor of the Zacchaeus Studies: New Testament series published by The Liturgical Press.

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