Parables in Changing Contexts: Essays in the Study of Parables in Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism

Marcel Poorthuis, Eric Ottenheijm

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Abstract

In Parables in Changing Contexts new venues in the comparative study of parables are addressed by scholars of Judaism, new testament, Buddhism and Islam. The volume shows how parables are suitably adapted in terms of form and rhetoric to enhance religious identity. They make the sacred present, be it often as riddles or encoded, in all cases invoking the listeners active interpretative faculty. This volume is number 35 in the series Jewish and Christian perspectives, a cooperative enterprise by two Dutch theological faculties and two universities in Israel.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill publishers
Number of pages350
Volume35
ISBN (Electronic)9789004417526
ISBN (Print)9789004416963
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameJewish and Christian Perspectives
PublisherBrill
Volume35

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Islam
Buddhism
Christianity
Parables
Judaism
Israel
Rhetoric
New Testament
Religious Identity
Enterprise
Comparative Study
Listeners
Riddles
Venues

Keywords

  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Parables

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Poorthuis, M., & Ottenheijm, E. (2020). Parables in Changing Contexts: Essays in the Study of Parables in Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism. (Jewish and Christian Perspectives; Vol. 35). Leiden: Brill publishers.
Poorthuis, Marcel ; Ottenheijm, Eric. / Parables in Changing Contexts : Essays in the Study of Parables in Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism. Leiden : Brill publishers, 2020. 350 p. (Jewish and Christian Perspectives).
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Leiden : Brill publishers, 2020. 350 p. (Jewish and Christian Perspectives; Vol. 35).

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Poorthuis M, Ottenheijm E. Parables in Changing Contexts: Essays in the Study of Parables in Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism. Leiden: Brill publishers, 2020. 350 p. (Jewish and Christian Perspectives).