The Kingdom in Parables

Title

The Kingdom in Parables

Description

Parables are a prominent part of Jesus of Nazareth’s teaching in the New Testament. The Synoptic Gospels feature some of the most famous parables, such as the Prodigal Son and The Good Samaritan. The disciples ask Jesus a question that is also relevant for today, why did he speak to the crowds in parables (Matthew 3:10)? This session discusses the meaning, purpose, and content of parables, with an emphasis on what they taught about the Kingdom of God. Some issues that will be addressed include the nature of parables, expectations of the kingdom in the first-century CE, and the relevance of parables for the modern Church. Approaches for analyzing and interpreting parables will be considered along with resources for critical study. How Jesus’ parables about the kingdom of God can benefit sermon and teaching preparation will also be explored.

Date

2024-02-15

Publisher

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-NC/1.0/

Format

mp4

Language

English

Is Part Of

Cultivating Ideas

Collection

Citation

Caruthers, Rodney, “The Kingdom in Parables,” Austin Seminary Digital Collections, accessed July 22, 2024, https://www.austinseminarydigital.org/items/show/1725.