Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The parables show Jesus looked to the future

I love Singing in the Reign. These Catholic scholars make such great observations, particularly pointing to strong evidence against some sort of deep divide between the teaching of Jesus and the community of believers that formed after his death (and resurrection).

Their most recent post points to Jesus' parables as evidence that he was expecting a delayed realisation of God's Kingdom, not an immanent one as often promoted in the footsteps of Schweizer.

The other reason I'm keen about the post is because I've always wanted to refer to a work by Snodgrass (apparently an excellent consideration of the importance of Jesus' parables). I just love that name.

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