n HTS : Theological Studies - Reflections on Jesus' parables as metaphorical stories past and present




During the past decades scholars have endeavoured to read Jesus' parables as metaphorical stories. This article provides a theoretical overview of the ongoing debate, reflecting both on past claims and present criticism. The assertion is made that the use of the metaphor as a model to read and study the parables of Jesus, remains valid and should be expanded to include the parables in their particular Gospel settings.


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