Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus

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Stories with Intent offers pastors and students an accessible and comprehensive guide to Jesus? parables. Klyne Snodgrass explores in vivid detail the context in which these stories were told, the purpose they had in Jesus? message, and the ways they have been interpreted by the church and modern scholarship. While holding a consciously evangelical approach, Snodgrass deals throughout with a broad spectrum of opinions and interpretations.

He begins by surveying the primary issues in parables interpretation. Offering both a new, more functional classification system for Jesus? parables and guidelines for interpreting them, he provides an overview of other parables ? often neglected in the discussion ? from the Old Testament, Jewish writings, and the Greco-Roman world. The remaining chapters group the longer and more important parables of Jesus thematically and give a comprehensive treatment of each, including background and significance for today.


  • SKU: 9780802842411
  • SKU10: 0802842410
  • Title: Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus
  • Qty Remaining Online: 8
  • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Date Published: Jan 2008
  • Pages: 846
  • Weight lbs: 3.15
  • Dimensions: 9.68" L x 6.38" W x 2.11" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Index, Dust Cover, Bibliography
  • Themes: Theometrics | Mainline;
  • Awards: 2009 Christianity Today Book Award (Winner - Biblical Studies)
  • Subject: Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - New Testament


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