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Reading the Parables: Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church

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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
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 12th 2014 by Westminster John Knox Press
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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 ...more
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