The parables of Jesus presuppose the kingdom they seek to disclose. (p. 2)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Parables and the Kingdom—Stories with Intent, Post One
My colleague Klyne Snodgrass has written a very important book on the Parables called Stories with Intent.
You would have thought that a guy who has done a ThM in NT and a PhD in Gospel Studies should know a great deal about the parables. If truth be told, the study of the parables of Jesus is one--but certainly not the only--significant lacuna in my knowledge base of the NT. It appears that there is now no better place to begin building up one's knowledge of the parables than Klyne's new book. Instantly it has become THE book on the study of the parables.
One quote particularly stuck out to me in the opening pages of the book both for its style and content. Kylne writes: