Notes On The Parables Of Our Lord

Paperback | January 6, 2012

byRichard Chenevix Trench

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PARABLE XXV. THE UNJUST STEWARD. Luke xvi. 1-9. 1VT0 one, who has seriously considered, can underrate the difficulties of this parable,--difficulties which Cajetan found so enormous that he gave up the matter in despair, affirming a solution of them impossible. It is nothing wonderful that it should have been the subject of manifold, and those the most curiously diverse, interpretations. I shall make no attempt to render a complete account of all of these; such would be an endless task ;* but as I go through the parable shall note what parts of it those interpreters, who have the best right to be heard, have considered its key-words, and the meanings which they have made the whole to render up; I shall at the same time briefly note what seem the weak and unsatisfactory points in those explanations which I reject. For myself, I may as well say at once that to me it seems as though very many of its interpreters have (to use a common expression) "overrun their game," and that we have here simply a parable of Christian prudence,--Christ exhorting us to use the world and the world's goods, so to speak, against itself, and for God. Having finished the parable of the Prodigal Son, He did not break off the conversation, but,--it is probable, after a short pause allowed, that his words might sink into the hearts of his hearers,--resumed; not now, however, addressing the * Schreiter, in a work entirely devoted to this parable (Explie. Parab. de Improbo CEcon. Descriptio; Lips. 1803), gives an appalling list of explanations offered, and a brief analysis and judgment of them all; but I have not been able to derive much assistance from the book. gainsayers any more, but those who heard Him gladly, "his disciples," as we are (ver. 1) expressly told. We must not limit...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PARABLE XXV. THE UNJUST STEWARD. Luke xvi. 1-9. 1VT0 one, who has seriously considered, can underrate the difficulties of th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217520855

ISBN - 13:9780217520850

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