The Parables of Jesus in Recent Study

Robert H. Stein

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1985

Issue: Imagination (Vol. 5, No 3, Summer, 1985)

The redactional investigation of the parables has proved most helpful in calling our attention to the canonical meaning of the gospel parables. It is now clear that each of the evangelists in composing their gospels sought to teach something by his inclusion of these parables and that the meaning of the parables as they now stand is dependent upon what the evangelists in their Sitz im Leben meant to teach by them. It is therefore crucial that we seek to understand what they mean by them.

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