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Parables of Grace

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In his highly-readable manner, Capon discusses Jesus' parables told between the feeding of the five thousand and the triumphal entry into Jerusalem. His ability to bridge the gap between then and now makes clear both the original meaning and the modern-day relevance of these parables.
Paperback, 190 pages
Published February 1st 1991 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published 1988)
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Leroy Seat
Sep 01, 2014 Leroy Seat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Capon died on Sept. 5, 2013, and I read this book in memory and appreciation of him. I was not disappointed.

As the title indicates, this work deals only with those parables of Jesus which especially emphasize grace, and Capon has a remarkable understanding of the breadth and depth of God's grace. Some readers may even be offended by the radical nature of Capon's understanding of grace.

In addition to the fairly detailed New Testament study, including explanation of Greek words, there are also re
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Nathan
May 09, 2015 Nathan rated it really liked it
Shelves: exegesis, bible
Although this was the second of Robert Farrar Capon's outstanding trilogy on the parables of Jesus, I read it last. It was excellent and the three books from the Episcopal Priest are the best I've ever read on the parables - indeed, some of the best books I've ever read. His writing style is so enjoyable, relaxed and earnest at the same time.

However, I couldn't quite bring myself to give this book the full five stars like I did the other two. In all three, Capon admittedly stretches some interpr
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More Left-Handed Path. Gorgeous
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Robert Farrar Capon was a lifelong New Yorker and served for almost 30 years as a parish priest in the Episcopal Church. His first book, Bed and Board, was published in 1965 and by 1977 left full-time ministry to devote more time to writing books, though he continued to serve the church in various capacities such as assisting priest and Canon Theologian. He has written twenty books on theology, co ...more
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