Parables of Jesus (Paperback)
McLaughlin seeks to bring together the horizons of Jesus and the Gospel writers with the horizon of the modern reader. Through careful attention to the context in which the parables were produced, he ably demonstrates and brings out their enduring value in the present. -- Jonathan Bernier, Director, Lonergan Research Institute, Regis College, University of Toronto Jesus taught by means of parables--casting alongside a point he was making a graphic image with a twist, piquing intrigue--expanding people's understandings of God's kingdom. In this short book, John McLaughlin opens our eyes to what the most memorable parables of Jesus meant to audiences in his day, and more importantly, how they might yet speak to us today. -- Paul N. Anderson, Professor of Biblical and Quaker Studies, George Fox University.
John L. McLaughlin is professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and interim dean of the faculty of theology at the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, where he teaches ancient Israelite religion, Prophets, and Wisdom Literature, and is an associate member of the graduate faculty, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto. His recent publications include The Questions of Jesus and Justice in the Balance (both Wipf & Stock), An Introduction to Israel's Wisdom Traditions (2018), What Are They Saying about Ancient Israelite Religion? (2016), and The Ancient Near East: An Essential Guide (2012).