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Parables as Poetic Fictions: The Creative Voice of Jesus Hardcover – November 1, 1994

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers; First Edition edition (November 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0913573906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0913573907
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,035,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"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).

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