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Re-reading the Parable of the Pounds

Kitchen, Merrill (2002) Re-reading the Parable of the Pounds. In: Prophecy and Passion. Essays in Honour of Athol Gill. Australian Theological Forum Series (5). ATF, Hindmarsh. ISBN 1 920691 006

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Abstract

This chapter argues against the tradition interpretation of the Lukan Parable of the Pounds (Luke 19:11-28), which has viewed it primarily eschatologically. The author argues that this sits uncomfortably with the rest of Luke's teaching on wealth and salvation. Instead, the parable is interprested through a socio-political frame that distances Rome from the immediate context but still enables a radical critique of any worly political power.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Luke, parable, New Testament, Gospel, biblical criticism, eschatology, Kingdom of God, Rome, nobility
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): B - New Testament
Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Repository Manager
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 12:28
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2011 14:43
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/133

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