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

Volume 58, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



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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