2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

BNT 335 Parables of Jesus

In this course, we investigate the interpretation, application, and communication of Jesus' lengthier parables in the Synoptic Gospels. Our interpretive investigation begins with a classification of the genre, a description of the Biblical context, an examination of the biblical content, and a comparison with synoptic parallels. It concludes with a formulation of the propositional teaching of the parable. In the application phase, we formulate contemporary applications, which are both valid and relevant. We will also compile a variety of ways to communicate the parables to a contemporary audience.