"This is a provocative and insightful study of the parables, which treats them as fictitious stories and employs both literary and historical criticism in reading them. Plot and realism are emphasized, the relationship of the parables to the kingdom of God is marginalized, and the metaphorical or symbolic nature of the parables is played down. An important contribution."
—Dan Via, Professor Emeritus New Testament, Duke Divinity School -- Review
About the Author
Charles W. Hedrick is Professor of Religious Studies and Distinguished Scholar at Southwest Missouri State University. He is the author of Parables as Poetic Fictions
and is the volume editor for Nag Hammadi Codices XI, XII, XIII
(E. J. Brill, 1990).