Από τον εκδοτικό οίκο HarperCollins κυκλοφόρησε το νέο βιβλίο της Amy-Jill Levine για τις παραβολές και τη σπουδαιότητά τους. Η συγγραφέας τοποθετεί αυτές τις μικρές ιστορίες μέσα στο ιστορικό τους πλαίσιο, εξηγεί τη σημασία τους, διευκρινίζει τις όποιες παρανοήσεις που έγιναν σχετικά με αυτές μέσα στο χρόνο και προσπαθεί να αναδείξει το πιθανό τους νόημα για τον σύγχρονο αναγνώστη.
Amy-Jill Levine, Short Stories by Jesus. The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, HarperOne 2014
The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew, and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus’ most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers.
Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives.
In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives. In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these “problems with parables,” takingreaders back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables’ connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.
Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science in Nashville, Tennessee; affiliated professor at the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at Cambridge; and a self-described "Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible
Belt." She is the author of The Misunderstood Jew and the editor of The Jewish Annotated New Testament.