The Resource Short stories by Jesus : the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi, Amy-Jill Levine

Short stories by Jesus : the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi, Amy-Jill Levine

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Short stories by Jesus : the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi
Title
Short stories by Jesus
Title remainder
the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi
Statement of responsibility
Amy-Jill Levine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament, interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus' most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus' stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus' narratives. In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these "problems with parables," taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables' connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us -- and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levine, Amy-Jill
Dewey number
226.8/06
Index
index present
LC call number
BT375.3
LC item number
.L48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Jesus Christ
Label
Short stories by Jesus : the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi, Amy-Jill Levine
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How we domesticate Jesus's provocative stories -- Lost sheep, lost coin, lost son -- The good Samaritan -- The kingdom of heaven is like yeast -- The pearl of great price -- The mustard seed -- The Pharisee and the tax collector -- The laborers in the vineyard -- The widow and the judge -- The rich man and Lazarus -- Conclusion: The power of disturbing stories
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780061561030
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2014012012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881848400
  • 460481
  • (OCoLC)ocn881848400
  • 460481
Label
Short stories by Jesus : the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi, Amy-Jill Levine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How we domesticate Jesus's provocative stories -- Lost sheep, lost coin, lost son -- The good Samaritan -- The kingdom of heaven is like yeast -- The pearl of great price -- The mustard seed -- The Pharisee and the tax collector -- The laborers in the vineyard -- The widow and the judge -- The rich man and Lazarus -- Conclusion: The power of disturbing stories
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780061561030
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2014012012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881848400
  • 460481
  • (OCoLC)ocn881848400
  • 460481

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