WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT THE PARABLES

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What Are They Saying About The Parables

Author : David B. Gowler
ISBN : 0809139626
Genre : Religion
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A concise but thorough survey of current scholarly thinking on Jesus' parables, for the ordinary reader.
Category: Religion

A Book Of Liberian Parables

Author : Lulu V. Marshall
ISBN : 9781480821248
Genre : Self-Help
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A Book of Liberian Parables: Wise Sayings and Their Simple Interpretations presents a beautiful compilation of brief parables and wise sayings gleaned from the oral culture of Liberians. Using simple stories about life in everyday circumstances, each parable illustrates a wise moral for guiding ones life. In a few spots, lists of short aphorisms present expressions that offer insights for walking with ones neighbors and family along peaceful pathways. One maxim, for instance, observes, We can all sing together, but we cant all talk together, meaning, Talk one at a time to understand each other. In gathering, arranging, and sharing these cultural treasures, Lulu V. Marshall has crafted a work that invites readers of all ages to enjoy these cultural treasures either alone or by sharing with others. Because the collection avoids any strong or foul language, the readings are good for young and old alike. If you enjoy learning about other locales by absorbing what people who live in those cultures find most memorable and desire to tell others or if you seek wise guidance for your life, then A Book of Liberian Parables will meet your needs with wit, whimsy, and wisdom.
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African Proverbs Parables And Wise Sayings

Author : Eyamidé Ella Lewis-Coker
ISBN : 1463402074
Genre : Fiction
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Proverbs, parables and wise sayings are life experiences. In actual fact, these are wisdoms, truths, warnings, morals, experiences and traditional views passed down from generation to generation. These proverbs, parables and wise sayings express the wisdom of African people and are also the resources that are used to understand the Africans past and present lives. In Sierra Leone each ethnic group used proverbs, parables and wise sayings in their conversations as a way of life. The role and importance of proverbs, parables and wise sayings in each ethnic group’s conversations provide a colorful and poetic picture of the culture and its characteristics.
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The Parables After Jesus

Author : David B. Gowler
ISBN : 9781493406661
Genre : Religion
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Jesus's enigmatic and compelling parables have fascinated their hearers since he first uttered them, and during the intervening centuries these parables have produced a multitude of interpretations. This accessibly written book explores the varying interpretations of Jesus's parables across two millennia to demonstrate how powerfully they continue to challenge people's hearts, minds, and imaginations. It covers more than fifty imaginative receptions from different eras, perspectives, and media, showing how the use of Jesus's parables affects society and culture and offering a richer appreciation for Jesus's most striking teachings.
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Re Imagine The World

Author : Bernard Brandon Scott
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112256552
Genre : Religion
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In this book the author sets his interpretation of the key parables of Jesus in the context of other things Jesus said and did. The result is a startling and provocative picture of the historical figure and the challenge he presents to contemporary life.
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Parables From Nature

Author : Mrs. Alfred Gatty
ISBN : UOM:39015039777928
Genre : Fables
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Fourteen Victorian moral fables.
Category: Fables

The Parables Of Jesus A Book Of Sermons By J Wayne Mckamie

Author : J. Wayne McKamie
ISBN : 9780578147499
Genre : Religion
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These exceptional sermons by J. Wayne McKamie are among the most thought-provoking and spiritually challenging that you will find concerning the human application of the parables of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He captures both the divine nature and the human nature of Jesus’ words and then points out life-changing lessons from these truths, which, if we truly apply them to our hearts and lives, will make us much better people in the service of our Lord. According to Wayne, his main attempt has been to make these grand sermons live anew in the hearts of the Lord’s people. He has said, “They have lived for me; I want them to live for others.” This series of sermons can be utilized as a great study tool in gaining a more thorough understanding of Jesus’ parables. It is also just an enjoyable read for the spiritually minded!
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The Art Of Parables

Author : Charles McCollough
ISBN : 9781551455631
Genre : Religion
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Without question, the parables of Jesus are the most-loved and most-used texts in the entire New Testament -- a blessing, opportunity, and challenge to preachers, study groups, and congregations alike. They are the most-loved because as word pictures, they are immediately accessible. We can imagine the situations they describe and wonder how they apply to our own lives. The parables also bring us as near to Jesus as we can get. Biblical scholars agree that the parables are the most authentic words of Jesus available to us, and we value them for that reason. At the same time, the parables present many challenges. The parables appear more than 30 times in the Revised Common Lectionary. Ministers are called to preach the parables over and over again. It 's not easy to approach the parables in a fresh way, or to gain new insights from them when we hear or preach them so often. Which is why The Art of Parables by Charles McCollough is such an indispensable resource. A theologian and artist, McCollough knows the parables intimately and offers a unique, two-pronged approach to each of the 31 parables contained in the New Testament: First, McCollough interprets each of the parables through sculpture. Seeing and approaching the parables visually, through art/sculpture, opens up new levels of understanding. Second, McCollough takes full account of the social, economic, and political context in which the parables were told, with often surprising and challenging results. For example, the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son parables have been used in endless ways to refer to compassionate care of the stranger and to forgiveness of wayward children. But are these the meanings Jesus intended? Not necessarily, says McCollough. This illustrated book (and the accompanying CD of images for projection) will be an invaluable resource to anyone who wants to explore the ethical and social justice issues contained in the parables of Jesus, in a unique way that honours the contribution of the arts.
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