The author traces a constellation of intimately related ideas - about the nature of parental authority and filial rights, of moral obligation of Scripture, of the growth of the mind and the nature of historical progress - from their most important English and continental expressions in a variety of literary and theological texts, to their transmission, reception and application in Revolutionary America and in the early national period of American culture.
The American Revolution Against Patriarchal Authority 1750-1800
Author: Jay Fliegelman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Previously published as A Tale of Two Sons Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus told a simple parable about a family . . . a father and his two sons. It was a story of rebellion, repentance, and unfathomable grace. The Parable of the Prodigal Son still stands out as a crucial lesson about our struggle with sin and dependence on divine salvation. But there is a part of this story that often goes untold. It’s a message you need to hear. This powerful book provides fascinating new insight into one of the Bible’s most important stories. Using accurate and captivating historical context, John MacArthur invites you to hear the parable of the prodigal son as it was originally intended. Beautiful in their simplicity, rich in God’s forgiveness, these twenty-two verses from Luke will reawaken you to a new understanding of God’s love and the joy our repentance brings to Him. You are about to experience a tale of inexhaustible grace and an ending you’ve never heard before.
An Astonishing Study of the Parable Jesus Told to Unveil God's Grace for You
Author: John F. MacArthur
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
A critical study of the reinscription of biblical parables in Victorian realist fiction.
Author: Susan E. Colon
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s painting, The Return of the Prodigal Son, catapulted Henri Nouwen into a long spiritual adventure. In his highly-acclaimed book of the same title, he shares the deeply personal meditation that led him to discover the place within which God has chosen to dwell.This Lent course, which has been adapted from the book, helps us to reflect on the meaning of the parable for our own lives.Divided into five sessions, the course moves through the parable exploring our reaction to the story: the younger son’s leaving and return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s resentment and the father’s compassion. All of us who have experienced loneliness, dejection, jealousy or anger will respond to the persistent themes of homecoming, affirmation and reconciliation.Each session contained on the CD includes extracts from the book by Henri Nouwen, and background information about Henri Nouwen’s life, as well as suggestions for reflection. Notes for Group Leaders and written questions for group discussion are also included in the enclosed booklet.
A Meditation on Fathers, Brothers, and Sons
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publisher: Darton Longman and Todd
The conviction that Jesus is the restorative Christ demands a commitment to the justice he articulated. The justice of the restorative Christ is justice with reconciliation, justice with repentance, justice with repair, and justice without retaliation. The Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts portray the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the radical concept of "enemy-love." In conversation with Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Jesus-for-others), John Howard Yoder (a nonviolent Jesus), Miroslav Volf (an embracing Jesus), and Chris Marshall (a compassionate Jesus), Broughton demonstrates what the restorative Christ means for us today. Following the restorative Christ faithfully involves imaginative disciplines (seeing, remembering, and desiring), conversational disciplines (naming, questioning, and forgiving), and embodied disciplines (absorbing, repairing, and embracing).
Jesus, Justice, and Discipleship
Author: Geoff Broughton
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In today’s society many young people have lost sight of thevalue of money and seem to believe that money really does "grow ontrees." Part expose and part survival guide, Prodigal Sons andMaterial Girls addresses the nagging issue faced by many parentstoday – why do their children have such unrealisticexpectations about money? The book is divided into two comprehensive parts. Part Ioutlines the disturbing facts about America’spossession-crazed youth and the society that has distorted theirviews. You’ll be introduced to everything from the"three-headed monster"—a high-powered triumvirate of consumerproducts companies, media conglomerates, and advertising agenciesthat has tremendous influence over your children—to thedistorted view of the American Dream as shaped by principles knownas "The Teen Commandments." In learning what you’re upagainst you can teach financial responsibility from a position ofstrength. In Part II, Dungan offers creative and convincing examples onhow to leverage his highly successful "Share-Save-Spend" approachto money – critical elements for you to help your childrenbreak free from the materialism that has become ingrained in oursociety. Through insightful anecdotes and simple exercises, youwill learn how to: Talk to your children about money Understand the difference between financial wants andneeds Increase the probability of your children having a prosperouslife Raise your children’s marketing IQ Maintain healthy financial boundaries Set a healthy example for your children to follow The "Share–Save–Spend" methodology will help yourchildren establish healthy financial habits and will undoubtedlybecome their foundation for making a lifetime of responsiblefinancial decisions. Nathan Dungan is an innovative leader in the financialservices industry. Over the past 15 years, he has been atop-performing financial advisor outside of Philadelphia, PA andmost recently served as Vice President of Marketing for LutheranBrotherhood (now Thrivent Financial for Lutherans), a $57 billionmember-owned financial services company with nearly 3 millionmembers. Dungan is a frequent speaker and workshop leader and hasbeen widely quoted on this subject in the New York Times, the WallStreet Journal, USA Today and has appeared on CNN and PBS.
How Not to Be Your Child's ATM
Author: Nathan Dungan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Family & Relationships
This softcover edition of The Hurting Parent---the classic resource for parents of prodigal sons and daughters---by Margie Lewis, written with her son, bestselling author Gregg Lewis, has been updated to not only offer tried-and-tested wisdom and hope for the newest generation of prodigals parents but also to provide fresh insight and added encouragement for hurting mothers and fathers everywhere. For the first time, read the rest of the story that inspired the original edition of this book."
Help and Hope for Parents of Prodigals
Author: Margie M. Lewis,Gregg Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the best-known stories in the Bible. It has captured the imagination of commentators, preachers and writers. Alison M. Jack explores the reconfiguring of the character of the Prodigal Son and his family in literature in English. She considers diverse literary periods and genres in which the paradigm is particularly prevalent, such as Elizabethan literature, the work of Shakespeare, the novels of female Victorian writers, the American short story tradition, novels focused on the lives of ordained ministers, and the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Iain Crichton Smith. Drawing on scholarship from biblical and literary studies, this study demonstrates the remarkable potency of the parable in generating new, and at times contradictory, meanings in different contexts. Historical and literary criticism are brought into dialogue to explore this remarkably resilient and nimble character as he dances through drama, novels and poetry across the centuries.
Five Hundred Years of Literary Homecomings
Author: Alison M. Jack
Publisher: Biblical Refigurations
Category: Literary Criticism
Throughout history, God has been depicted variously as a judgmental tyrant, a grand conciliator, and even as a rather low-key comic, portrayed by the cigar-smoking George Burns in the movie “Oh God!” The question that’s begging to be answered is: Who is God? This devotional evolved out of one person’s desire to portray God in a truer light. In the Book of Job, God reprimanded Job’s friends for failing to speak truthfully about Him. They misrepresented His character. Job, on the other hand, understood His Maker and was, therefore, the single voice of truth in an otherwise corrupt world. Can you honestly say that you know your Creator? Can you speak truthfully about Him? This devotional will help you get to know the real God, who is neither the judgmental tyrant nor the light-weight movie character. He is, if nothing else, a God of love and compassion. At the conclusion of your devotionals, I have formulated a “Love Quotient” (L.Q.) test to measure the depth of your love. The questions are designed to be thought-provoking and insightful. You may also find them a bit daunting and uncomfortable. Answer each question according to your beliefs. There are no wrong or right answers. It is my hope you’ll find this little exercise revealing and instructive of how you love. The answers and Key is also included. Your heart is what you’re all about. May you understand God’s love for you.
Understanding a Misunderstood God
Author: Joc Anderson, PsyD.
"I don't know of any other book that deals with the hermeneutical problem of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism in the way this one does. Full of cunning and unpredictable turns, Prodigal Son/Elder Brother addresses the question of the elder brother's fate by opposing two sets of readings, Christian and Jewish, ancient and modern, figural and midrashic. No one, after reading this book, will any longer connect Judaism and Christianity with a hyphen."—Gerald L. Burns, University of Notre Dame "Through a creative reading of the prodigal son parable, Jill Robbins demonstrates the hermeneutical impasse of the Christian exegete who must and yet cannot incorporate the Old Testament. Having disclosed the aporia at the heart of Christian hermeneutics, she proposes an alternative approach to the Hebrew Bible and new interpretations of Augustine, Petrarch, Kafka, and Levinas. Robbins brilliantly integrates the discourses of biblical texts, literary works, and critical analysis."—Mark C. Taylor, Williams College
Interpretation and Alterity in Augustine, Petrarch, Kafka, Levinas
Author: Jill Robbins
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Boundless Love provides a detailed survey of the scholarship on Luke 15:11-32, the parable of the Prodigal Son arguably the best loved and most familiar of Jesus' parables. Readers will find key insights regarding the teachings of the parable from leading experts on the Gospels including William Barclay, Kenneth Bailey, Fred Craddock, Luke Timothy Johnson, Henri Nouwen, Pheme Perkins, and N.T. Wright. Part I of this volume offers students of the Bible a firm grasp on the scholarly consensus regarding the parable's historical, literary, and theological contexts, as well as its wide-ranging applicability in today's world. Part II focuses on the exploration of the parable's potential contributions in discussions of reconciliation and draws on the insights of authors such as Annie Dillard, Sam Keen, Desmond Tutu, and Miroslav Volf. Boundless Love is thoroughly accessible and will appeal to both general readers and specialists."
The Parable of the Prodigal Son and Reconciliation
Author: Joel W. Huffstetler,Carl R. Holladay
Publisher: University Press of America
Traces the education and development of a group of New York City area intellectuals, and examines the intellectual's role in society
The New York Intellectuals and Their World
Author: Alexander Bloom
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The struggle began with a stubborn, obstinate, strong-willed child, a powerful journey through life-erupting soul-searching. A probe that began at the death of his father when he was at the tender age of seven. Propelled by the emergence of an enormous ego drive to be in control; drove him into pursuing whatever he desired. His life parallels the direction in which our world is now traveling; pursuing whatsoever is desired without taking into account that the day of accountability is quickly approaching.
Author: Stanley B. Perry
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The God of Radical Mercy
Author: Pierce, OP, Brian J.
Publisher: Orbis Books
The Prodigal Son is a trilogy of dramas, ambitious as Sophocles', each of its own the first since Milton's "Samson" to attempt the scale and evocative power of ancient myth.The Prodigal Son, the first, restates the Biblical parable in starkly contemporary fashion-the prodigal, having dissipated seven years, now diseased and the lone attendant in a house of prostitution, attempts passage into his father's heart through a substitute, Komos, who possesses the youth and beauty he has squandered."Esther", the second, enacts the Old Testament story with a geriatric Ahasuerus, King of Persia, and an Esther, Queen, heavy with child by Haman, the very soul who has condemned her race to death."Gethsemane", the third, captures the agony in the Garden, an all too cynical eleven disciples, and a Judas, the Twelfth, whose betrayal of his Master is couched in peculiar regret. The Guard in Command-"These friends of yours are hardly bold./Strange as it might be/I'd trade your Judas for the pack of them./Woman that he was/he had the strength to betray you."
With Esther and with Gethsemane
Author: David Swartz
This monograph interprets the parable of the Prodigal Son (Lk. 15.11-32) in the light of Graeco-Roman popular moral philosophy. Luke's special parables are rarely studied in this way, but the results of this study are very fruitful. The unity of the parable is supported, and it is shown to be deeply concerned with a major Lukan theme: the right use of possessions. The whole parable is read in terms of the moral topos 'on covetousness', and shown to be an endorsement of the Graeco-Roman virtue of liberality, modified by the Christian virtue of compassion.
The Prodigal Son in Graeco-Roman Perspective
Author: David Holgate
Publisher: A&C Black