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Hermeneutics for Parables (Part 1)

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Lesson

Introduction to parables

Outline

Introduction to Parables

I. DEFINITION

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