Hermeneutics for Parables (Part 1)
Some of the early church writers and the reformers interpreted parables, like the parable of the Good Samaritan, as allegories.
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