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Kingdom, Grace, Judgment
Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus
PAPERBACK; Published: 3/11/2002
ISBN: 978-0-8028-3949-7
Price: $ 35.99
532 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Here in one volume is Robert Farrar Capon's widely praised trilogy on Jesus' parables -- The Parables of the Kingdom, The Parables of Grace, and The Parables of Judgment. These studies offer a fresh, adventurous look at all of Jesus' parables, treated according to their major themes. With the same authorial flair and daring insight that have earned him a wide readership, Capon admirably bridges the gap between the biblical world and our own, making clear both the original meaning of the parables and their continuing relevance today.

The Living Church
"Capon's attempt to reframe the parables, and to move the reader away from the familiar ways of hearing them, offers much food for thought and reflection, and opens the reader to seeing Jesus' message and work from a new perspective. . . Gripping and entertaining."
Robert Webber
"Capon releases the parables out of their righthanded prison and frees them into the land of left-handed mystery where they belong. He reminds us that these parables are not theological propositions calling for analysis or requiring systems of thought. They are pictures, images, poetry — left-handed communication calling for faith and demanding obedience. Capon's writing is of enormous importance for those who dare to journey into faith as mystery and trust."
William Willimon
"If you think that you have seen and heard everything there is to see and hear in Jesus' parables of judgment, then you haven't looked or listened with Capon. Anyone who cares about Scripture will be edified through his interpretative work."
Lewis Smedes
"The most powerful book that I have ever read on the judgment parables of our Lord."
National Catholic Reporter
"Capon has not lost his zip, his warm appeal, his delight in showing God's gracious activity on behalf of those he has created more as his 'hobby than his business. . . more for pleasure than for profit.' What an excellent find."