This literary study considers how the voice of Jesus has been heard in different periods of parable interpretation, and how the categories of figure and trope may help us towards a sensitive reading of the parables today.
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- Foreword by James D. G. Dunn
- Evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the traditional treatments of the parables
- Research into the often despised traditional interpretations of the parables
Praise for the Print Edition
Is it possible to say anything that is both new and valid about the parables? Amazingly, yes! Stephen Wright, younger brother of Tom Wright, and recent recipient of the PhD under Jimmy Dunn in Durham, brings his literary critical expertise to bear on the parables, recognizing that figures of speech are a key to understanding the ‘voice’ of the historical Jesus.
—Craig Blomberg, distinguished professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary
A masterpiece of interdisciplinarity.
- Title: The Voice of Jesus: Studies in the Interpretation of Six Gospel Parables
- Author: Stephen I. Wright
- Publisher: Paternoster Press
- Publication Date: 2000
- Pages: 294
About Stephen I. Wright
Stephen I. Wright is a Tutor in Biblical studies and practical theology at Spurgeon’s College. He holds degrees in English, theology, and religious studies, and completed his doctorate at Durham on the parables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke.