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by Robert Farrar Capon

  • Author: Robert Farrar Capon
  • ISBN: 0802839495
  • ISBN13: 978-0802839497
  • ePub: 1705 kb | FB2: 1455 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Bible Study & Reference
  • Publisher: Eerdmans; [Combined ed.] edition (March 11, 2002)
  • Pages: 531
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus ePub download

Here in one volume is Robert Farrar Capon's widely praised trilogy on Jesus' parables ― The Parables of the Kingdom. Jesus is the complete and total revelation of God; which Capon acknowledges in another place in the book. 5 people found this helpful.

Here in one volume is Robert Farrar Capon's widely praised trilogy on Jesus' parables ― The Parables of the Kingdom.

Robert Farrar Capon is a cheery old semi-Marcionite, and an unvarnished antinomian. Capon looks at the parables through the prism of Jesus, the Light of the World

Robert Farrar Capon is a cheery old semi-Marcionite, and an unvarnished antinomian. Various times in this book, you find yourself wishing that one of the apostles, preferably Paul, would show up and box his ears for him. He says things in here that are as atrocious as it gets. That said, at the same time, on the self-deceptions of the self-righteous, and on his descriptive abilities in describing the graciousness of grace, there is no one better. Capon looks at the parables through the prism of Jesus, the Light of the World. According to Capon, if we don’t view the world through Jesus, we will get a distorted view of God, his plan and purpose. He compares Jesus to a prism.

Here in one volume is Robert Farrar Capon's widely praised trilogy on Jesus' parables "The Parables of the Kingdom, The .

Here in one volume is Robert Farrar Capon's widely praised trilogy on Jesus' parables "The Parables of the Kingdom, The Parables of Grace, and The Parables of Judgment. These studies offer a fresh, adventurous look at all of Jesus' parables, treated according to their major themes. With the same authorial flair and daring insight that have earned him a wide readership, Capon admirably bridges the gap between the biblical world and our own, making clear both the original meaning of the parables and their continuing relevance today. 16 people like this topic.

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An Episcopal priest and the author of many popular books, including The Supper of the Lamb (Modern Library), The Mystery of Christ.

These studies look at all of the parables of Jesus and treat them according to their major themes while bridging the gap between the biblical world and our own as the meaning of the parables then and for today is illuminated. An Episcopal priest and the author of many popular books, including The Supper of the Lamb (Modern Library), The Mystery of Christ.

This single volume gathers Robert Farrar Capon’s widely praised trilogy on Jesus’ parables-The Parables of the Kingdom, The Parables of Grace, and The Parables of Judgment. These studies offer a fresh look at all of Jesus’ parables, treated according to their major themes. Capon admirably bridges the gap between the biblical world and the modern-day world, making clear both the original meaning of the parables and their continuing relevance today.

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Personal Name: Capon, Robert Farrar. General Note: Includes index. Parables of the kingdom. Parables of judgment.

He exam-ines the strengths and limits of three distinctive ways of understanding them: Craig L. Blomberg’s scholarly approach in Interpreting the Parables, Robert Farrar Capon’s more pastoral style in Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in th. Blomberg’s scholarly approach in Interpreting the Parables, Robert Farrar Capon’s more pastoral style in Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus, and Barbara Green’s innovative comparisons in Like a Tree Planted: An Exploration of Psalms and Parables Through Metaphor. Scripture is not only a means of truth, but also a means of grace, Huelin reminds us. Perhaps the chestnut that is most difficult to crack is not Jesus’ perplexing sayings but rather the.

Here in one volume is Robert Farrar Capon's widely praised trilogy on Jesus' parables ― The Parables of the Kingdom, The Parables of Grace, and The Parables of Judgment. These studies offer a fresh, adventurous look at all of Jesus' parables, treated according to their major themes. With the same authorial flair and daring insight that have earned him a wide readership, Capon admirably bridges the gap between the biblical world and our own, making clear both the original meaning of the parables and their continuing relevance today.
Fenrikasa
I am rereading this book in conjunction with another well respected commentary on Luke as I read the parables. Mr. Capon's writing is like no other, to say the least. The contrast is jarring to me after reading a standard textbook style commentary. But that should be one of the results of Bible study, shouldn't it - being jarred out of complacency, challenged to rethink and reaffirm?

Writing in a casual style, almost as though he were speaking to his dearly beloved congregation from the pulpit, Capon leads me down familiar territory. I smile, I nod my head, I murmur a quiet "yes" here and there, and then he grabs my attention in a new way with an interpretative way of seeing the text that I had not thought of. This is a small quote from his discussion on the Parable of the Sower that caused me to stop and mull over what he said: "It says, first of all, that the Sower is God the Father, not Jesus. What Jesus turns out to be - since he is the Word - is the seed sown." His writing is full of little gems like that which cause me to engage more fully with the text.

I Believe Capon's style is meditative, full of wondering and wonderment. I recommend it to anyone wanting to take a meditative look at Jesus' parables.
Bev
Since Jesus didn't speak to people except by parables, Capon believes we need to continually study them; always with a virgin approach and with our eyes focused on Jesus. Capon looks at the parables through the prism of Jesus, the Light of the World. According to Capon, if we don't view the world through Jesus, we will get a distorted view of God, his plan and purpose. He compares Jesus to a prism. The colors in light are hidden except when viewed through a prism. In the same way we can only see the full spectrum of colors in the parables when we view them through Jesus; not only by what he said but more importantly, by what he did - the acted out parables. When we view the parables through the prism of Jesus, we see God as a left-handed, right-brain God of vindication; not a right-handed, left-brain vindictive God of fury. It's in this way that we can gain a deeper insight to the mystery of the kingdom of God and for Capon this is what the Bible is all about.

Capon does an excellent job at addressing what he considers to be two obstacles in understanding the parables. First, people have an overly familiar and shallow approach to reading them and second, the idea that when it comes to the Scriptures, there is nothing new under the sun. Capon eradicates both of these obstacles by dissecting the parables in the larger context of the gospel-the good news of Jesus. He challenges the reader not to accept the old wine of understanding, but to drink of the new wine, in the full spectrum of colors that Jesus himself brings us.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it. However, I have point of disagreement with Capon. Although he recognizes Jesus as the source of God's unconditional love and forgiveness, he doesn't have anything good to say about the Father or the Holy Spirit. God is love and Father, Son and Holy Spirit are and in complete union and communion.

In John 15, Jesus is the true vine and the Father is the vinedresser.

Jesus also said, "If you have seen me, you've seen the Father," (John 14:9).

"I and the Father are one," (John 10:30).

"The Father abiding in Me does His works," (John14:10.

"I am in the Father and the Father is in me," (John 14:11).

For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them (2 Cor. 5:19 NLT).

Jesus is the complete and total revelation of God; which Capon acknowledges in another place in the book.
Adoranin
The Reformation advanced under three solas: grace alone, faith alone and word alone. The first and the most radical to the way we naturally think is grace alone. What Mr. Capon does in these treatments of the parables is proclaim with vigor and wit the grace of Jesus Christ. If you haven't heard the radical core of the gospel in a long time, if you are tired of all the arguments both inside and outside the church, this book is a dip in the eternal waters of the gospel well.

The book is really three combined into one, the first on the parables of the kingdom is the clearest and most compelling. It is worth the price of admission itself. The other two extend the reading to all of the synoptic gospel parables which Mr. Capon plausibly breaks up into parables of grace and parables of judgment. The dividing lines between the parables are events in the life of Jesus - the feeding of the 5000, and the triumphal entry/Palm Sunday. The author writes in what might best be described as a spoken manner. The prose reads like a very good preacher and bible study leader engaged in an intelligent way but one that avoids all academic jargon and pretension. Mr. Capon is not ignorant to critical studies nor the struggles of his own church (Episcopal) which were just getting roiling at the publication of these books, but deals with them typically as trifles (i.e. almost not at all) compared to the core of the gospel. If you have ears to hear what he says, these are simply the trials of the kingdom. If you don't, they swallow whole churches. Hence, like the parables themselves, Mr. Capon proclaims to those who have ears and to those who don't the same message of the Kingdom.

This book is a great retelling of grace and the odd and wonderful ways it works in the midst of this world.
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