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Parable Metonymy and Luke's Kerygmatic Framing

Curkpatrick, Stephen (2003) Parable Metonymy and Luke's Kerygmatic Framing. Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 25 (3). pp. 289-307. ISSN 0142-064X

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    Luke's parable frames clarify theologically the unruly metonymic world of Luke's parables with their economic sketches of life's ambiguities and contradictions. The L parables retain the diffuse particulars of their world, but these particulars are re-framed theologically within the kerygma of gospel narrative. The parable denouements are interpreted theologically. The ethical, rhetorical and theological directions attributed to the L parables belong to their gospel narrative framing and resolution, not the parable plots, which sustain metonymic destiny in their fluctuatiing points of reference. The L parables are frequently used to illustrate extravagant claims for parables as metaphors that dramatically shatter one's world to disclose the kingdom of God. However, without their frames, these stories can be interpreted in any direction.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Proofs
    Keywords (separated by commas): New Testament, biblical interpretation, parable, Gospel, Luke, metonymy, kerygma
    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: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950499 Religion and Ethics not elsewhere classified
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): B - New Testament
    Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
    Depositing User: Cate Headey
    Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 13:05
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 02:38
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/67

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