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Book Description

Tales Jesus Told. An Introduction to the Narrative Parables of Jesus
Publication Year:
Paternoster Press
New Testament, Jesus Christ, Gospels, Teaching, Parables
Copyright Holder:
Stpehen I. Wright. Reproduced by permission.

Stephen I. Wright, Tales Jesus Told. An Introduction to the Narrative Parables of Jesus

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  1. The Parables of Jesus
  2. Jesus and First-Century Palestine
  3. Rough Terrain: The Sower, Seed and Soils
  4. Agricultural Sabotage: The Wheat and the Darnel
  5. Dangerous Journey: The Good Samaritan
  6. Storage Space: The Rich Fool
  7. Fruit Delayed: The Barren Fig Tree
  8. Family Threatened: The Prodigal Son
  9. Looming Unemployment: The Shrewd Manager
  10. Enforced Separation: The Rich Man and Lazarus
  11. Godless Officialdom: The Judge and the Widow
  12. Worshipping Apart: The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
  13. Unpayable Debt: The Unforgiving Servant
  14. Seasonal Survival: The Labourers in the Vineyard
  15. Murderous Revolt: The Wicked Tenants
  16. Vacant Places: The Wedding of the King's Son
  17. The Great Banquet
  18. Empty Flasks: The Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids
  19. Playing Safe:
    • The Talents
    • The Pounds
  20. Tellings of the Tales
  21. The Profile of the Teller
  • Bibliography