Online Sunday School. Kerygma materials
Parables of Jesus
1. According to Kerygma, a parable is :
a. A metaphor or simile
b. drawn from the nature of common life
c. arresting the hearer
d. by its vividness or strangeness
e. and leaving the mind in sufficient doubt about its precise application
f. to tease it into active thought.
2. Parables can also be described as
a. Invented story, series of events which points beyond itself.
d. Points beyond itself
e. Ends with contrast
3. Rudolf Bultmann describes the quality of Jesus’ parables in “the History of the Synoptic Tradition”
a. Story is concise. Few characters, or a group as character.