Parables as Subversive Speech: Jesus as Pedagogue of the Oppressed

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Religion - 299 pages

William Herzog shows that the focus of the parables was not on a vision of the glory of the reign of God but on the gory details of the way oppression served the interests of the ruling class. The parables were a form of social analysis, as well as a form of theological reflection. Herzog scrutinizes their canonical form to show the distinction between its purpose for Jesus and for evangelists. To do this, he uses the tools of historical criticism, including form criticism and redaction criticism.

 

Contents

Part 2
73
What If the Messiah Came and Nothing Changed?
131
Introduction to Part 3
171
Justice at the Gate?
215
Concluding Remarks
258
List of Abbreviations
267
Selected Bibliography
273
Index of Modern Authors
291
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