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What did Jesus mean Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables : In Simple and Universal Human Concepts - Anna Wierzbicka

What did Jesus mean Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables

In Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Hardcover Published: 5th April 2001
ISBN: 9780195137323
Number Of Pages: 528

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In this highly interdisciplinary work, linguist Anna Wierzbicka casts new light on the words of Jesus by taking her well-known semantic theory of "universal human concepts"- concepts which are intuitively understandable and self-explanatory across languages-and bringing it to bear on Jesus' parables and the Sermon on the Mount. Her approach results in strikingly novel interpretations of the Gospels. Written in dialogue with other biblical commentators, What Did Jesus Mean? is both scholarly rigorous yet accessible.

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This is an unusual book. The author is an internationally renowned linguist and a committed Christian. Theology

Introductionp. 3
The Sermon on the Mount
The Beatitudesp. 27
You Have Heard ... But I Say to You ...p. 57
Other Key Sayingsp. 126
The Lord's Prayerp. 226
The Parables
The Sowerp. 257
The Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Pricep. 266
The Leaven and The Mustard Seedp. 274
The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coinp. 292
The Prodigal Sonp. 300
The Unforgiving Servantp. 310
The Laborers in the Vineyardp. 320
The Servant's Rewardp. 332
The Great Feastp. 341
The Last Judgmentp. 356
The Good Samaritanp. 373
The Rich Man and Lazarusp. 380
The Rich Foolp. 388
The Doorkeeperp. 397
The Talentsp. 404
The Dishonest Stewardp. 414
The Unjust Judge and the Friend at Midnightp. 422
The Pharisee and the Tax Collectorp. 429
Conclusions and Further Perspectives
An Overall Picture of Jesus' Teachingp. 441
Implications for Theology: Christianity in a Nutshellp. 444
Language: A Key Issue in Understanding Jesus and Christianityp. 455
Notesp. 465
Referencesp. 481
Indexp. 497
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ISBN: 9780195137323
ISBN-10: 0195137329
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 5th April 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.95

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