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The Cross & the Prodigal - 2 Edition by Kenneth E Bailey (Paperback)

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Edition: 2 Edition

Number of Pages: 151

Genre: Religion + Beliefs

Sub-Genre: Biblical Studies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: IVP Books

Book theme: New Testament, General

Author: Kenneth E Bailey

Language: English

Street Date: June 3, 2005
TCIN: 77840244
UPC: 9780830832811
Item Number (DPCI): 247-18-9187


"It is an extremely rare event in New Testament studies when the historical expertise of the scholar is combined with the poetic imagination of the storyteller. Ken Bailey's The Cross the Prodigal unites the professor and the playwright. In the first section of the book the author's unique familiarity with Christian literature of Near Eastern provenance and his intimate knowledge of Near Eastern village life produce a fascinating explanation of the parable of the prodigal son, which emerges not as the sentimental account of the pilgrimage of a sorry sinner, but as the portrayal of God as a Father who pays every price possible in the search of two lost sons, a portrait contrary to all expectations associated with a patriarch. The book's second section is a play in four scenes in which this understanding of the parable is placed on the stage. Thus, exegetical theology is transformed back into its original medium, the telling of a story."--Ulrich Mauser, Otto A. Piper Professor of Biblical Theology Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary
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