Item description for Jesus and His Parables: Interpreting the Parables of Jesus Today by George V. Shillington, V. George Shillington & Sean Freyne...
Overview This book brings todgether in a single volume all the modern approaches to interpreting the parables. Ten leading scholars from around the world each focus upon a different parable, and bring to bear their own special interests and expertise. The result is a fascinating range of methods and insights- to illustrate both the life and times of Jesus, and the meaning of parables for today. Although scholarly and highly valuable as a textbook of different approaches, the work is extremely readable and accessible and as engaging to the general reader as to the student or teacher.
Publishers Description A complete range of modern approaches to interpreting the parables. Not only a textbook, but readable and accessible and as engaging to the general reader as to the scholar and minister.>
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Studio: T. & T. Clark Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.75" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Nov 14, 2000
Publisher T. & T. Clark Publishers
ISBN 0567085961 ISBN13 9780567085962
Availability 146 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 27, 2016 01:11.
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More About George V. Shillington, V. George Shillington & Sean Freyne
V. George Shillington is Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Theological Studies at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg. Publications (books): "An Introduction to the Study of Luke-Acts" (T &T Clark, 2007); "On A Journey with God," (Springfield Publications, 2003), "Reading the Sacred Text" (T &T. Clark, 2002); "2 Corinthians" (Herald Press, 1998). He has taught introductory courses to the New Testament for over thirty years, both at an undergraduate and a seminary level.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jesus and His Parables: Interpreting the Parables of Jesus Today?
A tough read but worth it. May 25, 2000
As a lay person teaching Sunday School to adults, I often need a semi-scholarly source to enrich the lessons. I used Shillington's book for this purpose when we studied the parables of Jesus. His chapter authors provided enough detail that it was not necessary to seek out the referenced texts. However, I appreciated the references relating to the Gospel of Thomas and other writings less familiar to the lay reader. The section of the book on Parables of the Land provides a rich description of life in first century Israel.