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Parables Introduction - Parable Links

Books on the Parables of Jesus

  1. Bailey, Kenneth E.  Poet & Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes: A Literary-Cultural Approach to the Parables in Luke. Combined ed. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1983.

  2. Bailey, Kenneth E.  Poet & Peasant.  Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1976.

  3. Bailey, Kenneth E.  Through Peasant Eyes. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1980.

  4. Boucher, Madeleine.  The Mysterious Parable: A Literary Study. Washington, D.C.: Catholic Biblical Association of America, 1977.

  5. Breech, James.  Jesus and Postmodernism. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1989.

  6. Breech, James.  The Silence of Jesus: The Authentic Voice of the Historical Man. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983.

  7. Bultmann, Rudolf.  The History of the Synoptic Tradition. 2nd ed. Trans. John Marsh. New York: Harper & Row, 1968.

  8. Crossan, John Dominic.  Cliffs of Fall: Paradox and Polyvalance in the Parables of Jesus. New York: Seabury Press, 1980.

  9. Crossan, John Dominic.  Finding Is the First Act: Trove Folktales and Jesus' Treasure Parable. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1979.

  10. Crossan, John Dominic.  Semeia 9: Polyvalent Narration. Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press, 1977.

  11. Crossan, John Dominic.  Raid on the Articulate: Comic Eschatology in Jesus and Borges. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.

  12. Crossan, John Dominic.  The Dark Interval: Toward a Theology of Story. Niles, Ill.: Argus Communications, 1975.

  13. Crossan, John Dominic.  In Parables: The Challenge of the Historical Jesus. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

  14. Derrett, J. Duncan M.  Law in the New Testament. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1970.

  15. Dodd, C.H.  The Parables of the Kingdom. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1961.

  16. Donahue, John R., S.J.  The Gospel in Parable: Metaphor, Narrative, and Theology in the Synoptic Gospels. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1988.

  17. Dury, John.  The Parables in the Gospels: History and Allegory. New York: Crossroad, 1985.

  18. Findlay, J. Alexander.  Jesus and His Parables. London: Epworth Press, 1950.

  19. Fisher, Neal, F.  The Parables of Jesus: Glimpses of the New Age. New York: Women's Division, Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church, 1979.

  20. Ford, Richard Q.  The Parables of Jesus: Recovering the Art of Listening. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997.

  21. Funk, Robert W.  Parables and Presence: Forms of the New Testament Tradition. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1982.

  22. Funk, Robert W.  Jesus as Precursor. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1975.

  23. Funk, Robert W.  Language, Hermeneutic, and Word of God. New York: Harper & Row, 1966.

  24. Funk, Robert W., Bernard Brandon Scott, and James R. Butts.  The Parables of Jesus: Red Letter Edition. Sonoma, Calif.: Polebridge Press, 1988.

  25. Gowler, David B.  What Are They Saying About the Parables.  New York: Paulist Press, 2000.

  26. Hedrick, Charles.  Parables as Poetic Fictions: The Creative Voice of Jesus. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1994.

  27. Herzog, William R. II.  Parables as Subversive Speech: Jesus as Pedagogue of the Oppressed. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994.

  28. Hultgren, Arland J.  The Parables of Jesus: A Commentary. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000.

  29. Hunter, Archibald M.  The Parables Then and Now. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1971.

  30. Hunter, Archibald M.  Interpreting the Parables. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1960.

  31. Jeremias, Joachim.  The Parables of Jesus. Rev. ed. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1963.

  32. Jones, Geraint Vaughan.  The Art and Truth of the Parables: A Study in Their Literary Form and Modern Interpretation. London: SPCK, 1964.

  33. Kingsbury, Jack Dean.  The Parables of Jesus in Matthew 13: A Study in Redaction Criticism. Richmond: John Knox Press, 1969.

  34. Lambrecht, Jan, S.J.  Out of the Treasure: The Parables in the Gospel of Matthew. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1991.

  35. Lambrecht, Jan, S.J.  Parables of Jesus: Insight and Challenge. Bangalore: Theological Publications in India, 1976.

  36. Linnemann, Eta.  Jesus of the Parables: Introduction and Exposition. New York: Harper & Row, 1966.

  37. Patterson, Stephen J.  The God of Jesus: The Historical Jesus and the Search for Meaning. Harrisburg, Pa: Trinity Press International, 1998.

  38. Perrin, Norman.  Jesus and the Language of the Kingdom: Symbol and Metaphor in New Testament Interpretation. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1976.

  39. Perrin, Norman.  Rediscovering the Teaching of Jesus. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.

  40. Perrin, Norman.  The Kingdom of God in the Teaching of Jesus. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1963.

  41. Scott, Bernard Brandon.  Hollywood Dreams and Biblical Stories. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1994.

  42. Scott, Bernard Brandon.  Hear Then the Parable: A commentary on the Parables of Jesus. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1989.

  43. Scott, Bernard Brandon.  Jesus, Symbol-Maker for the Kingdom. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1981.

  44. Shillington, V. George, ed.  Jesus and His Parables: Interpreting the Parables of Jesus Today. Edinburgh: T.&T. Clark, 1997.

  45. Stein, Robert H.  An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1981.

  46. TeSelle, Sallie McFague.  Speaking in Parables: A Study in Metaphor and Theology. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1975.

  47. Tolbert, Mary Ann.  Perspectives on the Parables: An Approach to Multiple Interpretations. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1967.

  48. Via, Dan Otto, Jr.  The Parables: Their Literary and Existential Dimension. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1967.

  49. Wilder, Amos N.  Jesus' Parables and the War of Myths: Essays on Imagination in the Scriptures.  Edited by James Breech. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1982.

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Books on Jewish Meshalim

  1. Culbertson, Philip L.  Word Fitly Spoken: Context, Transmission, and Adoption of the Parables of Jesus. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1995.

  2. Feldman, Asher.  The Parables and the Similes of the Rabbis: Agricultural and Pastoral. London: Cambridge University Press, 1924.

  3. Osterley, William Oscar Emil.  The Gospel Parables in the Light of Their Jewish Background. London: SPCK, 1936.

  4. Stern, David.  Parables in Midrash: Narrative and Exegesis in Rabbinic Literature. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1991.

  5. Thoma, Clemens and Michael Wyschogrod, eds.  Parables and Story in Judaism and Christianity. New York: Paulist Press, 1989.

  6. Westermann, Claus.  The Parables of Jesus in the Light of the Old Testament. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990.

  7. Young, Brad H.  Jesus and His Jewish Parables: Rediscovering the Roots of Jesus' Teaching. New York: Paulist Press, 1989.

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On Preaching Parables

  1. Allen, Ronald J.  "Shaping Sermons by the Language of the Text." In Preaching Biblically: Creating Sermons in the Shape of Scripture, edited by Son M. Wardlaw, 29-59. Philadelphia:Westminster Press, 1983.

  2. Buttrick, George Arthur.  The Parables of Jesus.  Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1928.

  3. Buttrick, David.  Speaking Parables: A Homiletic Guide. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000.

  4. Capon, Robert Farrar.  The Parables of Judgment. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1989.

  5. Capon, Robert Farrar.  The Parables of Grace. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1988.

  6. Capon, Robert Farrar.  The Parables of the Kingdom. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1985.

  7. Carroll, John T. and James R. Carroll.  Preaching the Hard Sayings of Jesus. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1996.

  8. Graskow, David M.  Preaching on the Parables. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1972.

  9. Graves, Mike.  The Sermon as Symphony: Preaching the Literary Forms of the New Testament. Valley Forge, Pa.: Judson Press, 1997. (Chapter 4)

  10. Long, Thomas G.  Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1989. (Chapter 6).

  11. Lowry, Eugene L.  How to Preach a Parable: Designs for Narrative Sermons. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1989.

  12. Schweizer, Eduard.  "Preaching on the Parables." In Biblical Preaching: An Expositor's Treasury, edited by James W. Cox. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1983.

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Sermons on the Parables

  1. Bosley, Harold.  He Spoke to Them in Parables.  New York: Harper & Row, 1963.

  2. Brunner, Emil.  Sowing and Reaping: The Parables of Jesus. Trans. Thomas Wieser. Richmond: John Knox Press, 1964.

  3. Chappell, Clovis Gillham.  Sermons from the Parables. Nashville: Cokesbury Press, 1933.

  4. Crowe, Charles M.  Sermons on the Parables of Jesus. Nashville: Abingdon-Cokesbury, 1953.

  5. Keating, Thomas.  The Kingdom of God is Like--. New York: Crossroad, 1993.

  6. Thielicke, Helmut.  The Waiting Father: Sermons on the Parables of Jesus. Trans. John W. Doberstein. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959.

  7. Trotter, Mark.  What Are You Waiting For? Sermons on the Parables of Jesus. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993.

  8. Van Wyk, William Peter.  My Sermon Notes on Parables and Metaphors. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1947.

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Parable Bibliographies

  1. Crossan, John Dominic.  "A Basic Bibliography for Parables Research." Semeia 1. Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press, 1974.

  2. Kissinger, Warren S.  The Parables of Jesus: A History of Interpretation and Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: American Theological Library Association, 1979.

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* This bibliography is based on the work of David Buttrick, Speaking Parables: A Homiletic Guide (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000) pp. 237-240.




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