Item description for Conversations With Scripture: The Parables (Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series) by William Brosend...
Overview The Conversations with Scriptureseries looks at either individual Biblical books, or as in the case of this latest volume, Biblical topics. The series accessible and non-condescending.The author is an expert in the field and knows how best to study the Parables, which are filled with ambiguity and much room for interpretation. He has organised each chapter by Parable type - such as seeking and growth and left room for activity ideas, such as role-playing, parable writing or music.This book gives the historical and cultural background and will help readers to explore the beauty, richness and joy that the Parables contain.Each book in the series has strong branding and is designed to stand out on the shelf.
From the very beginning, human beings have loved to listen to stories. And Jesus loved to tell them. The parables are vivid, rich, arresting stories that make us think and teach us lessons about our relationship with God and others. From talents to mustard seeds, from shepherds to Samaritans, Jesus used common reference points to teach important truths.
But the parables are filled with ambiguity and room for interpretation. With historical and cultural background, and careful scholarly detail, this book helps readers explore their beauty, richness, and joy.
Includes discussion questions and activities. Chapters are organized by parable types such as seeking and growth. "
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Studio: Morehouse Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.94" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Morehouse Publishing
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series Conversations with Scripture
ISBN 0819221678 ISBN13 9780819221674
Availability 0 units.
More About William Brosend
William Brosend is Associate Professor of Homiletics at the William Brosend is Associate Professor of Homiletics at the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, TennesSchool of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. see.
Reviews - What do customers think about Conversations With Scripture: The Parables (Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series)?
accessible and enjoyable Jul 30, 2008
Only 108 pages long with a brief study guide in the back, this book impressed me with its accessibility. The author makes a point of keeping it real and avoiding the all too common error that academics often make of intellectual braggadocia, as in "look how smart I am." Does that drive you as nuts as it does me? I was drawn by the author's humility and also his obvious vast knowledge.
This is possibly the most "interesting" book I've ever read on the parables. I found it easy to follow and not only relevant, but it also introduced me to some refreshingly new insights into some overly familiar parables. This book is well worth the investment and gives an enormous amount of information in a very small number of pages.
As an Episcopal priest, I highly recommend it to those like me, whose pastoral duties don't always give them the time they'd like to study dense or thick volumes of scriptural commentary, much as I enjoy that. This book far exceeded my expectations in the quality of information and insights it provides.