Stories Jesus Told

How to Read a Parable

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Stories Jesus Told
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Published August 2019

Learn how to read, interpret, and understand the parables of Jesus.

The parables of Jesus—like the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, and the Laborers in the Vineyard—make up the most distinctive element of his teaching and are essential to our common memory of Jesus. However, almost all of them open themselves to multiple interpretations, leaving interpreters to scratch their heads and argue with one another for centuries.

In this book, Greg Carey explores six of Jesus’ stories to understand how to read them, interpret them, and understand what they mean for our own lives today.

Additional components for a six-week study include a DVD featuring Greg Carey and a comprehensive Leader Guide.

About the Author

Greg Carey

Greg Carey has taught at Lancaster Seminary since 1999, having previously taught at Rhodes College and Winthrop University. His publications include numerous studies on the Book of Revelation and ancient apocalyptic literature, rhetorical analysis of the New Testament, and investigations of early Christian self-definition. He is the author of five books, including The Gospel According to Luke: All Flesh Shall See God's Salvation and Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers.