Jesus used many parables and similes to describe the concept at the very heart of his preaching—the "kingdom of heaven." Understanding these parables is essential for every Christian.
But that task can be difficult without a good guide!
How To Read The Parables gives you the key to unlocking Christ's parables in the Gospels.
Written by renowned Scripture scholar Father Leopold Fonck, S.J., How To Read The Parables describes what a parable is and how it works, examines Jesus' own explanations of various parables, and teaches you the essential principles for interpreting them. (Fr. Fonck's work is also available in our free Understanding the Kingdom of God, which is a perfect companion to this book.)
This brief eBook is packed with useful information. You'll understand the parables' structure, know the different reasons why Jesus taught in parables, and see what many of the Saints and Doctors of the Church have to say about the subject.
Written by a famous Scripture scholar
Fr. Fonck was a distinguished Catholic Biblical scholar at the beginning of the 20th Century.
Pope Pius X appointed Fr. Fonck as the first President and member of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, and also named him as a consultor of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. Both institutions were chartered to provide outstanding and faithful Biblical scholarship in service to the Popes. Fr. Fonck also contributed to the Catholic Encyclopedia numerous articles on Scripture.
Fr. Fonck's background and commitment to serving to the Popes means that this is a reliable guide to this important aspect of Scripture. It provides excellent training for reading the parables, and helps guard against many common errors in interpretation.
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