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The Parables of Jesus : Recovering the Art of Listening - Richard Q. Ford

The Parables of Jesus

Recovering the Art of Listening

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Published: 5th January 1997
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In this startling new way to read the parables, Ford unlocks seven of the longer parables attributed to Jesus. He focuses on the two major characters in each parable, who are separated by social inequality, and he entirely bypasses the common approach that assumes that the superior character represents God and the subordinate character the Christian believer.

Drawing on his own therapeutic training, Ford offers unique insight into the psychodynamics at work in the parables. He proposes that the two characters are equally balanced in their multiple misperceptions of each other and shows how Jesus' stories invite listeners to advert to issues of conflict and power and to struggle toward reconciliation.

Introductionp. 1
A Manager and a Rich Manp. 11
Three Slaves and a Masterp. 32
A Slave and a Masterp. 47
A Widow and a Judge and Tenant Farmers and a Landlord: A Beginning Inquiryp. 65
A Widow and a Judge and Tenant Farmers and a Landlord: Further Inquiryp. 77
A Younger Son and a Fatherp. 90
An Elder Son and a Father and Laborers and a Landownerp. 107
How Are These Stories Told - and Heard?p. 122
Two Sons and a Father in the Book of Genesisp. 134
Acknowledgmentsp. 141
Notesp. 143
Bibliographyp. 168
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9780800629380
ISBN-10: 0800629388
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 5th January 1997
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36