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Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus Paperback – March 11, 2002
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This guy is a terrific author and theologen. I love his writing style.
GET THIS BOOK!! You won't be sorry.
Individual parables are divided and discussed according to three major themes: kingdom, grace, and judgment. Capon does not shy away from the parts of the parables that are uncomfortable, bizarre, or harsh, but rather seizes these parts of the parables as paths by which to take you on an adventure. His style of writing asks questions of the reader, pulling you into a dialogue about parables you thought you knew well. For example, in the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Capon challenges the reader to re-envision this parable with a focus on the "Man-Who-Fell-Among-Thieves" rather than the Good Samaritan. With this simple shift in perspective, Capon offers an evocative path to explore the potential identity of the Christ-figure in this parable.
While not convinced of Capon's proposed interconnectedness of some parables with other passages, I appreciate actively thinking about the parables using this holistic approach. Whether you are a church leader looking for new ideas for preaching or someone intrigued by Jesus' parables, you will find this book engaging and easy to navigate. Overall, I highly encourage you to enter this dialogue with Capon.
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A carefully written analysis of the Parables with emphasis on the basic truth that the message is GOOD news. Read morePublished 9 days ago by William VandeWater
No one can write like this guy. He's got humor, he's got guts, and he's got truth. Read it if you want to fill your mind with good things.Published 14 days ago by Aha
Lots in here. A winding path but me that lets you decide when to stick to it or wander on your own. You will feel like you have read the New Testament 2 times after this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Harrop
Very good Caponese,written in the typical Capon style. Fun to read, but tedious in places. I regret that we have lost him through the narrow doo, and I rejoice for him.Published 2 months ago by RobPlested
He rambles on without making any good points. It seems like a discussion of the bible rather than a definitive proclamation of the gospel.Published 2 months ago by Moonraker
Just phenomenal. A brilliant revelation on God's grace. Teeters on the cliff of universalism, as any good lover of mercy should, yet brings us back to the holiness of God and the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ricecake78
This book is not light reading, but heavy reading written in a light way. The message of faith shines throughout. Read morePublished 7 months ago by charlotte goering
Great insight into the parables. I really enjoyed the challenging perspectives and how they apply to society today. Read morePublished 10 months ago by ShawnC