Parables as Satire: A Sociological Reading



For many years, scholars suggested that the parables in the New Testament were nothing more than simply “Mr. Roger-esque stories” used to promote simple truths, like “be nice to your neighbor” and “have faith in God.” In recent years, however, these assumptions have been challenged by a wide variety of scholars, such as Jewish/Christian theologians, agriculturalists, and sociologists.  After talking about the "why” these challenges developed, we will read several parables together and discuss what the deeper meaning may be. NOTE: All perspectives are welcome!

Registration deadline: Sept. 21

Name Session Dates Location Format Registration Dates
Parables as Satire: A Sociological Reading09/23/21 - 10/07/21McKimmon CenterClassroom08/16/21 - 09/22/21  REGISTER NOW