B762 The Gospel Parables
This course explores the parables of Jesus a) within their settings in the Gospels, b) as the vehicles for Jesus’ evocation and depiction of the empire of God, and c) as they might be used in the life of the church today. This course will focus especially on the problems and possibilities for preaching and teaching posed by the parables that occur in the Revised Common Lectionary, most of which come from Matthew and Luke. We will also give attention to related Jewish and Greco-Roman story forms.
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Instructor(s)Dr. Stanley P. Saunders