The Parables of Paul: The Master of the Metaphor

The Parables of Paul The Master of the Metaphor For over years the church has looked to the apostle Paul and his letters in order to understand and follow the Christian life Paul had his own compelling way of sharing Jesus message with other

  • Title: The Parables of Paul: The Master of the Metaphor
  • Author: J. Ellsworth Kalas
  • ISBN: 9781501800047
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For over 2,000 years, the church has looked to the apostle Paul and his letters in order to understand and follow the Christian life Paul had his own compelling way of sharing Jesus message with others, through the use of the metaphor a brief, imaginative word picture that shows the same truth as a longer story.From casting himself in the role of a slave, to presentingFor over 2,000 years, the church has looked to the apostle Paul and his letters in order to understand and follow the Christian life Paul had his own compelling way of sharing Jesus message with others, through the use of the metaphor a brief, imaginative word picture that shows the same truth as a longer story.From casting himself in the role of a slave, to presenting the Christian as a soldier or an actor, or even showing how we are vessels in the King s house, Paul s gallery of enriching, life changing story pictures paints for us an indelible picture of the Christian faith.

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    1. Paul taught in many different metaphors. He used sports, the body, the family, marriage; everyday things to teach the followers of Christ the reign of God’s kingdom. In some ways I think Paul is not appreciated as much as he should be among Christians.The Parables of Paul is an appreciation of the teaching of Paul and an extension of the teaching of Christ. His passion is evident in the scriptures however; this book will bring you deeper into those passions. One of those passions is Paul’s s [...]

    2. The title set my expectations higher than what this book delivered. I thought there would be new or different ways of looking at Paul's writings, but what I found was mostly a discussion of major metaphors used in epistles attributed to Paul. The discussion was generally about commonly accepted interpretations of the passages under consideration.J. Ellsworth Kalas takes a traditional approach to Paul. He assumes Pauline authorship of the traditionally attributed epistles, including those that to [...]

    3. When Jesus was on earth, He spoke in parables. So many stories that would have a point. He knew that telling a story that the masses could relate to would be the best way to get his point across.When we hear Paul speaking, we don't usually think of him using parables, metaphors, and stories. We think of him just saying things how they are and not beating around the bush. What J. Ellsworth Kalas is showing, in this new book, is how he did, indeed, speak in parables, metaphors and stories! He used [...]

    4. While I found this book thought provoking at times I feel the title is misleading and that it never really delivers. It would have been more valuable if there was a deeper tie to the scriptures he bases his writing on here.

    5. So glad that, even though Dr. Kalas has gone on to glory, we still have his words to shape and encourage us. This is one of his finest books, a good, readable primer in Paul's theology and writing.

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