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Hermeneutics for Parables (Part 1)

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Lesson

Some of the early church writers and the reformers interpreted parables, like the parable of the Good Samaritan, as allegories. 

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