The Return of the Prodigal
Rembrandt van Rijn
Introdution to Parables
Site introducing the parables:
Encyclopedia Britannica article entitled "Fable, Parable, and Allegory"
|PARABLES are stories that point beyond
themselves. Using every-day happenings they answer questions, point out
a moral or teach a religious lesson.
1. Lk 10.25-37: The Good Samaritan: Consider
the occasion that makes Jesus tell this parable, the attitude of the person
who has questioned him, and the strategy by which Jesus proceeds in answering
the question. What do we learn from all this?
WORDS AND CONCEPTS TO REMEMBER: Parable,
Prodigal, Dives, Pauper, pharisee, Good Samaritan, tax collector, lost
Brief discussion of the parable genre:
Site with analysis of five of Jesus parables:
Series of twelve sermons on the parables of Jesus by Ray C. Stedman: