Parables As Subversive Speech (Paperback)

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William Herzog shows that the focus of the parables was not on a vision of the glory of the reign of God but on the gory details of the way oppression served the interests of the ruling class. The parables were a form of social analysis, as well as a form of theological reflection. Herzog scrutinizes their canonical form to show the distinction between its purpose for Jesus and for evangelists. To do this, he uses the tools of historical criticism, including form criticism and redaction criticism.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780664253554
ISBN-10: 0664253555
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 1994
Pages: 312
Language: English