B673 Parables

This course explores the parables of Jesus a) within their cultural and literary settings, 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 teaching and preaching offered by the parables in Matthew and Luke. We will also give attention to related Jewish and Greco-Roman story forms. Prerequisite: B501

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