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Overview This latest book in the popular For Today series introduces the reader to the main parables of Jesus in an engaging and accessible way. Professor, author, and preacher Alyce McKenzie makes the familiar parables come alive with new meaning, using the best of biblical scholarship to provide an easy entrance to this major form of Jesus' teachings. McKenzie covers the purpose, properties, and proclaimers of Jesus' parables before focusing on several of the key parables that form much of the text of the first three Gospels. With questions for discussion at the end of each chapter, this book is ideal for personal and group study.
This book in the popular For Today series introduces the reader to the main parables of Jesus in an engaging and accessible way. Professor, author, and preacher Alyce McKenzie makes the familiar parables come alive with new meaning, using the best of biblical scholarship to provide an easy entrance to this major form of Jesus' teachings. With questions for discussion at the end of each chapter, this book is ideal for personal and group study.
The For Today series was designed to provide reliable and accessible resources for the study and real life application of important biblical texts, theological documents, and Christian practices. The emphasis of the series is not only on the realization and appreciation of what these subjects have meant in the past, but also on their value in the present--"for today." Thought-provoking questions are included at the end of each chapter, making the books ideal for personal study and group use.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.67" Width: 5.82" Height: 0.29" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date May 14, 2008
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
Series For Today
ISBN 0664229581 ISBN13 9780664229580
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More About Alyce M. McKenzie
Charles L. Aaron Jr. is pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Terrell, Texas. Aside from authoring Preaching Hosea, Amos and Micah in the Preaching Classic Texts series, he has written Your Faith Has Made You Well from CSS Publishing. Alyce M. McKenzie is Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Among her books published is What Not to Say: Avoiding the Common Mistakes That Can Sink Your Sermon, coauthored with John Holbert.
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from Westminster John Knox Press May 2, 2007
In this original, contemporary doctrine of the Trinity, the author places the history of theology in dialogue with postmodern philosophy and yields a provocative postliberal interpretation.Bringing together the insights of Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Karl Barth, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Emmanuel Levinas, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, he deftly connects a radical view of God's transcendence with a narrative Christology. His resulting thesis is twofold: first, the doctrine of the Trinity is not a way of explaining the inner nature of God but a way of preserving God's mystery; and second, the Trinity should be presented by showing how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one God--moving from the Three to the One, not the other way around. An exceptionally clear and engaging presentation of this central Christian doctrine, this book both advances the scholarly and ecclesial discussion on the Trinity and provides an unusually concrete introduction to postliberal theology.