Parable as paradigm for public theology: Relating theological vision to social life

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Abstract

This chapter engages critically with Christopher Marshall's argument that the parables of Jesus provide a biblical paradigm for public theology. After surveying Marshall's claims about relating parabolic truth to current public concerns, the chapter surveys conceptions of justice in three parables of Jesus, leading to the contention that parables of Jesus are paradigmatic for public theology to the extent that they display the theological vision of Jesus, critically discerned.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Bible, justice and public theology
EditorsDavid J Neville
Place of PublicationSheffield, UK
PublisherSheffield Phoenix Press
Chapter10
Pages145-160
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781909697478
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Neville, D. J. (2014). Parable as paradigm for public theology: Relating theological vision to social life. In D. J. Neville (Ed.), The Bible, justice and public theology (pp. 145-160). Sheffield Phoenix Press.