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.
|Title of host publication||The Bible, justice and public theology|
|Editors||David J Neville|
|Place of Publication||Sheffield, UK|
|Publisher||Sheffield Phoenix Press|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
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.