The Power Of Parable: How Fiction By Jesus Became Fiction About Jesus

Paperback | February 5, 2013

byJohn Dominic Crossan

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The world’s foremost Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan shows us how the parables present throughout the New Testament not only reveal what Jesus wanted to teach but also provide the key for explaining how the Gospels’ writers sought to explain the Prophet of Nazareth to the world. In this meaningful exploration of the metaphorical stories told by Jesus and the Gospel writers, Crossan combines the biblical expertise of his The Greatest Prayer with a historical and social analysis that harkens closely to his Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, creating an illuminating and nuanced exploration of the Scripture that fans of Marcus Borg and Bart Ehrman will find fascinating and essential.

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The world’s foremost Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan shows us how the parables present throughout the New Testament not only reveal what Jesus wanted to teach but also provide the key for explaining how the Gospels’ writers sought to explain the Prophet of Nazareth to the world. In this meaningful exploration of the metaphorical sto...

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In 1969, I was teaching at two seminaries in the Chicago area. One of my courses was on the parables by Jesus and the other was on the resurrection stories about Jesus. I had observed that the parabolic stories by Jesus seemed remarkably similar to the resurrection stories about Jesus. Were the latter intended as parables just as much ...

John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at DePaul University, is widely regarded as the foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. He is the author of several bestselling books, includingThe Historical Jesus,God and Empire,Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography,The Greatest Prayer, andThe Power of Parable. He lives in Minneola, Florida.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:February 5, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“Offers valuable and accessible insights into the intentions of the evangelists and the revolutionary content of the gospels.”