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Re-Imagine the World Paperback – December 1, 2001
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It will be difficult to find a better book for serious study by people of all abilities. --Sewanee Theological Review
Scott's language, with a flair for the creative and the idiomatic, his unobtrusive scholarship, and his personal approach to interpretation make this an ideal resource for introducing the parables to a lay audience. --The Catholic Biblical Quarterly
Brandon Scott outdoes himself in making a diffcult subject accessible. The reader will not soon forget his incisive analyses. --Robert W Funk
About the Author
Bernard Brandon Scott is the author of several books, including Hear Then the Parable, one of the most important books on parables in this generation, and the editor of several more. A charter member of the Jesus Seminar, he is co-chair of the Bible in Ancient and Modern Media Section of the Society of Biblical Literature and a consultant to the American Bible Society experimental film translations. In recognition of that work, the American Bible Society Research Center awarded him a research grant for 19992000 to work on sound mapping, the study of sound as the communication environment of the ancient world
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Scott then takes the reader through a handful of the more popular parables with a similar format of the parable itself, how it is handled in the separate gospels, any historical background or information that would be helpful, and then finally, his take on the interpretation of the parable. Scott does an excellent job of bringing the parable to a broad audience. He utilizes modern examples (from the Beatles to Brad Pitt movies) to drive his points home and to make the parable more understandable and readable to a modern audience. This book is a great tool for lay people who want to delve deeper into the parables and/or clergy who want an easy guide that provides great preachable ideas.
does not detract from the text for someone who is more familiar with the subject matter.
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This book is unique in its application of the parables to current events and pop culture references. Scott also does a wonderful job of explaining technical terminology, additional Scripture texts, and unfamiliar jargon by highlighting it in a smaller, separate essay. His book is a necessity for the preacher and is even accessible to congregation members that are interested in learning more about the parables. Overall, I would highly recommend this book as an introduction to the parables!