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Parables for Preachers : The Gospel of Mark - Barbara E. Reid

Parables for Preachers

The Gospel of Mark


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In the Gospels Jesus never explains his parables. Yet Sunday after Sunday preachers are asked to open up the meaning of the parables to their congregations. Barbara Reid helps preachers offer fresh fare from these familiar stories.

The purpose behind Reid's work is to aid preachers by bringing together current biblical research on the parables in the hope that it will open up new vistas of meaning and help spark their creativity. She also offers an understanding of how parables communicate, and invites preachers to try out the parabolic techniques of preaching.

Parables for Preachers is not only for preachers, but for all who are interested in a deeper understanding of parables, particularly teachers, catechists, liturgy planners, and members of groups for homily preparation, Bible study, or faith sharing.

As parables aim to shock us out of our normal way of thinking into thinking like Christ, so too does Barbara Reid's Parables for Preachers send shock waves through our usual understanding of St. Mark. Her scholarly, comprehensive treatment reveals a rich world of biblical insights for homilists seeking greater depths in their homilies.Fr. Gene Hemrick, Research Director, Washington Theological Union, Research Associate, Life Cycle Institute, The Catholic University of America

Marcan Parables in the Lectionaryp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Preaching Parabolicallyp. 5
Interpreting Parablesp. 13
Overview of the Gospel of Markp. 25
Fasting, Old Coat, and New Wine (Mark 2:18-22)p. 39
Allegiances and Power (Mark 3:20-35)p. 51
Gradual Growth and Mischievous Mustard (Mark 4:26-34)p. 61
Defilement from Within (Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23)p. 75
Figs and Future (Mark 13:24-32)p. 83
Sower, Seed, Soil, and Harvest (Mark 4:1-20)p. 91
Hidden and Revealed Light (Mark 4:21-25)p. 105
Murderous Tenants and Rejected Stone (Mark 12:1-12)p. 111
Conclusionp. 121
Bibliographyp. 123
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ISBN: 9780814625514
ISBN-10: 0814625517
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 131
Published: 1st October 1999
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.98 x 13.64  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.2