NextLevel Online: Parables

Session 2: Resources

Kenneth Bailey says that Jesus was a “metaphoric theologian.” Well, if that’s true we are probably going to need some help understanding him because metaphor, symbolism and analogies are not always easy to interpret. This session contains resources that might help us.



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  • Kenneth Bailey says that Jesus was a “metaphoric theologian.” Well, if that’s true we are probably going to need some help understanding him because metaphor, symbolism and analogies are not always easy to interpret.

  • Resources (from most significant to lesser significant):

    • Klyne Snodgrass, *Stories with Intent. *
    • Kenneth Bailey, Through Peasant Eyes, Poet and Peasant, and Jesus through Middle Easter Eyes.
    • Gary Burge, Jesus the Storyteller.
    • Craig Blomberg, Interpreting the Parables.*
    • Craig Blomberg, Preaching the Parables.
    • Roy Clements, A Sting in the Tale.
    • C.H. Dodd, The Parables of the Kingdom.
    • William Herzog, The Parables as Subversive Speech.
    • Joacchim Jeremias, The Parables of Jesus.
    • Simon Kistemaker, The Parables of Jesus.
    • Prentice Meador, Stories that Astonish.
    • Brian Stillar, Preaching Parables to Postmoderns.
    • Warren Wiersbe, Meet Yourself in the Parables.
    • David Wenham, The Parables of Jesus.
    • John W. Sider, Interpreting the Parables.
    • Brian Stiller, Preaching Parables to Postmoderns.

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