In this new and expanded edition of Interpreting the Parables, Craig Blomberg evaluates contemporary critical approaches to the parables - including those that have emerged in the twenty years since the first edition was published.
Taking on the prevailing views of C. H. Dodd and Joachim Jeremias, Blomberg argues for a limited allegorical approach to the parables. This widely used text has taken a minority perspective and made it mainstream, with Blomberg ably defending his approach and offering brief interpretations of all the major parables.
Interpreting the Parables can be read with profit by scholars, students, pastors and educated laypeople.
Commendations"Blomberg’s updated discussion of the history of parable research, and his attention to recent developments in parable theory, will be welcomed by everyone."
- Stanley E. Porter, McMaster Divinity College
"It is good news when a good book on an important topic gets a new lease of life. Blomberg’s book is lucid, well informed and reliable, and I warmly welcome this new updated edition."
- David Wenham, Trinity College, Bristol