What did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts by Anna Wierzbicka

What did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal…

byAnna Wierzbicka

Paperback | March 15, 2001

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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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Anna Wierzbicka is at Australian National University.

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Title:What did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal…Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 5.91 × 8.9 × 1.42 inPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195137337

ISBN - 13:9780195137330

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