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REL 285

Wisdom and Parables of Jesus

This course studies the parables, as significant parts of the New Testament, within the framework of the biblical wisdom tradition, the prevailing consensus and contemporary approaches to parable interpretation including socio-historical criticism that interpret the parables in relationship to the context of Ancient Palestine. The course seeks to broaden students' understanding of the parables, and to identify the authority, interpretive possibilities, and legacy of the major parables in the formation of the Christian tradition.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities 1 course

Spring Semester information

Leslie James

285A: Wisdom&Parables of Jesus