Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi
by Amy-Jill Levine
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This fall our Wednesday Night Bible Study at church covered the parables of Jesus, particularly in the Gospel of Luke. I ordered this book, which wasn't yet available the last time I had preached on the parables. And it was a helpful contribution to our study.
Levine is best at deconstructing bad interpretations, particularly the anti-Semitism and supersessionism that can seep into Christian interpretations of these stories.
But I wasn't always persuaded by her own interpretations of the parables.
The book was a good one to read alongside Brandon Scott's work that has been the standard in liberal interpretations of the parables in recent decades.
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