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Short stories by Jesus : the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi

by Levine, Amy-Jill, 1956-

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The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament, interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus' most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern read... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: How we domesticate Jesus's provocative stories
  • Lost sheep, lost coin, lost son
  • The good Samaritan
  • The kingdom of heaven is like yeast
  • The pearl of great price
  • The mustard seed
  • The Pharisee and the tax collector
  • The laborers in the vineyard
  • The widow and the judge
  • The rich man and Lazarus
  • Conclusion: The power of disturbing stories.