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by Kenneth E. Bailey

ePub Poet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes: A Literary-Cultural Approach to the Parables in Luke (Combined edition) download
Author:
Kenneth E. Bailey
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978-0802819475
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0802819478
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Eerdmans; Combined edition (May 9, 1983)
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Bailey has also written other works including "Finding the Lost: Cultural Keys to Luke 15" that focus on the lost sheep, lost coin, lost son, parables of that chapter

Bailey has also written other works including "Finding the Lost: Cultural Keys to Luke 15" that focus on the lost sheep, lost coin, lost son, parables of that chapter. All of his works I especially recommended.

In the first book (Poet and Peasant), Bailey lays out a "literary-critical" methodology for interpreting Jesus' parables, in. .

In the first book (Poet and Peasant), Bailey lays out a "literary-critical" methodology for interpreting Jesus' parables, in particular the parables found in the gospel of Luke. The "literary" part of his methodology focuses on literary structures that are common to the parables and how those structures can point you to Jesus' intended meaning.

Bailey begins by surveying the development of allegorical, gical, aesthetic, and existential methods of interpretation. In addition to illuminating the cultural framework of the parables, Bailey offers an analysis of their literary structure, treating the parabolic section as a whole as well as its individual components. Through its combination of literary and cultural analyses, Bailey's study makes a number of profound advances in parabolic interpretation.

Bailey points out subtle nuances and Oriental customs that are grist for preachers and teachers.

Based on Baileys 20-year residence in the Middle East, this is one of the most famous studies of the cultural and linguistic significance of the parables. Bailey points out subtle nuances and Oriental customs that are grist for preachers and teachers. Pages: 226. ISBN 10: 0802819478. ISBN 13: 9780802819475.

Bailey begins by surveying the development of allegorical, gical, aesthetic, and existential methods of interpretation. Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

Through its combination of literary and cultural analyses, Bailey’s study makes a number of profound advances .

Through its combination of literary and cultural analyses, Bailey’s study makes a number of profound advances in parabolic interpretation. Bailey begins by surveying the development of allegorical, gical, aesthetic, and existential methods of interpretation. Bailey combines an examination of the poetic structures of the parables with information about the cultural contexts in which the parables were told.

book by Kenneth E. Bailey. This is the best book ever written on the parables. com User, June 6, 1999. I have read several books on the parables, but this is the most enlightening, most preachable and most interesting there is. When you have done a great deal of reading in an area, you begin to doubt how much even a good book is going to help you learn. This book is like someone provided you with a whole new insight in to meaning of the parables.

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This volume is a combined edition of Poet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes, Kenneth Bailey's intensive studies of the parables in the gospel of Luke. Bailey begins by surveying the development of allegorical, historical-eschatological, aesthetic, and existential methods of interpretation. Though figures like Julicher, Jeremias, Dodd, Jones, and Via have made important advances, Bailey sees the need to go beyond them by combining an examination of the poetic structures of the parables with a better understanding of the Oriental culture that informs the text. Bailey's work within Middle Eastern peasant culture over the last twenty years has helped him in his attempt to determine the cultural assumptions that the teller of the parables must have made about his audience. The same values which underlay the impact of the parables in Christ's time, Bailey suggests, can be discovered today in isolated peasant communities in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. Because time has made almost no impact in these cultural pockets, it is possible to discern, for example, what it meant 2,000 years ago for a friend to come calling at midnight, or for a son to ask for his inheritance prior to his father's death. In addition to illuminating the cultural framework of the parables, Bailey offers an analysis of their literary structure, treating the parabolic section as a whole as well as its individual components. Through its combination of literary and cultural analyses, Bailey's study makes a number of profound advances in parabolic interpretation.
  • Bailey shares cultural information from the Middle East to illuminate the parables of Luke. I read this book as a text for a course in Hermeneutics and am fully impressed with his understanding of the more "obscure" parables. Bailey also uses ancient translations of the New Testament as well as Western scholarship in his search for the true meaning of the texts. There are indeed two chices for understanding the Parables, one is to come at them from a Western mindset. The more logical approach is to observe the modern Middle East and assume that much remains largely unchanged from the first century. Bailey's observations allow one to think in a much different way, not only in regard to the parables, but to the entire bible.

  • What a wonderful book and so worth a slow and methodical reading. I thought I knew most of the settings and backgrounds of the parables covered in this book, but Bailey truly transported me to the days of Jesus and opened the parables to me as nevertheless before. My only issues were with the amount of time spent at the beginning, laying out the chiastic structure, spend too much time with what so many other scholars said, and the inconsistent layout in the Kindle edition.

  • The best book on the subject ever written. I have read maybe 15 books in this area and this book was better than the other 14 combined. The average person and the scholar will be equally impressed and glad they read it. This is a must read.

  • Bailey's unique contribution is that he sat down with a number of trusted Palestinian nomads and listened carefully to their take on the cultural issues behind various parables. He contends, with some justice, that this group of people have something in contact with the original culture that these parables arose in, and thus can help us understand the unstated assumptions and cultural implications of the texts. He invested many years in this and did it with care and precision. On top of that, he has explored the early translations of the New Testament into Syrac and related languages. The result is nothing short of stunning. His analysis of the puzzling parable of the unjust steward (Luke 16:1-13) is worth the price of admission alone, and even on the well-trod parable of the Good Samaritan, he has much valuable insight to share.

    Bailey has also written other works including "Finding the Lost: Cultural Keys to Luke 15" that focus on the lost sheep, lost coin, lost son, parables of that chapter. All of his works I especially recommended.

  • This book has two great strengths. First, Bailey is thoroughly familiar with the culture of Jesus' day. In his parables Jesus drew on facets of everyday life-- shepherds, farmers, kings, peasants, etc. Bailey draws deeply on his knowledge of that culture to deepen our understanding of the words Jesus spoke and the dynamic they would have had for his listeners. Second, Bailey shows how Jesus was a master story teller, using a rhetorical device called parallelism. Jesus would set out a series of statements and then in reverse order work his way back through those statements and arrive at such powerful conclusions-- sometimes wonderful and sometimes devastating. The main drawback to the book is that Bailey sometimes becomes somewhat technical. Fortunately, the reader who is not conversant in those areas can simply bypass Bailey's treatment of those issues and stay with this most worthwhile book.

  • I've been studying the parables for over a yr. this book takes it to another level. Highly recommended....but, you can just read this without your ESV or KJV Bible right next to you

  • I've benefited so much from reading Kenneth Bailey's work. He offers insight into Jesus' parables that I'm not sure is available anywhere else. Sometimes I disagree and sometimes I feel sure he's mistaken about this or that point (for what that's worth), but he's always eye-opening and thorough. His understanding of middle eastern culture and literature forms is invaluable.

  • Dr. Bailey opens the world of the Near East to those in the west, providing essential background to the Scriptures. A true "must read" for Bible students and especially for preachers.