The Poetics of God: Exegesis and Story in Six Parables of Christ

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dc.contributor.advisor Jeffrey, David Lyle Yancey, Preston
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. en_US 2012
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, I propose to examine six parables of Christ through the interpretive tools common to patristic and medieval forms of exegesis. Beginning with a close examination of primary sources, I consider the fundamental assumptions made by pre-fifteenth century commentators about the nature of the Scripture, our engagement with it, and their particular theological position within the story of our Faith as a whole. Having detailed specific consideration of major and minor commentators, I then proceed to exegete six parables on my own, drawing on the whole of Scripture, the deuterocanonical texts, and the varying commentators previously explored to interpret the passages in an art that has been largely lost in our anti-Incarnational, post-Descartes modern hermeneutic. Grouping the parables into three paradigms—eschatological, subversive, and violent—I read the parables against each other, against the Scripture, and in conversation with the Tradition, arguing for a consideration of the Scripture that emphasizes the poetic language by which God speaks, teaching in story as a means to continually converse with His people throughout time. en_US
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dc.subject Exegesis en_US
dc.subject Parables en_US
dc.subject Patristics en_US
dc.subject Medieval en_US
dc.subject Commentary en_US
dc.subject Canonical en_US
dc.title The Poetics of God: Exegesis and Story in Six Parables of Christ en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Religion en_US
dc.contributor.schools honors college en_US

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