Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Ronald J. Allen
The parables of Jesus have been interpreted in many ways and by many different methods in the history of the Christian community. Biblical scholars have wrestled with their interpretations throughout the centuries, and in the last five centuries increasing numbers of lay persons have had more direct access to further biblical study. Even more recently, liberation movements throughout the world--and especially in Latin America--have engaged the "common people," (peasants and campesinos), many of whom are illiterate, in biblical study.
Bruner, Ruth A., "THE LIVING PARABLE OF THE PEASANT: A Comparative Study of European/North American Scholars & the Community in Solentiname, Nicaragua in their Understandings of Four Lukan Parables" (1984). Graduate Thesis Collection. Paper 4.