Hermeneutics for Parables (Part 1)
Introduction to parables
Introduction to Parables
II. HISTORICAL INTERPRETATIONS
A. Marcion — 140 A.D.
B. Clement of Alexandria — 180 A.D. (early Church era)
C. Origen (early Church era)
D. St. Augustine (early Church era)
E. John Cassian (Middle Ages)
F. Thomas Aquinas
G. Martin Luther (Reformation Period)
H. John Calvin
J. Adolf Jülicher —1888
III. PRINCIPLES FOR INTERPRETING PARABLES
A. Parables generally teach one main point.
B. Seek to understand the parable as the 1st century audience.
C. Consider what the Gospel writers were trying to teach from the parable.
D. Ask how it applies to us; to our current situation.
IV. APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES TO THE GOOD SAMARITAN
A. Principle #1
B. Principle #2
C. Principle #3
D. Principle #4