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Author Wierzbicka, Anna

Title What did Jesus mean? : explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the parables in simple and universal human concepts / Anna Wierzbicka
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 509 pages)
Contents 1. Introduction -- 1. "What did Jesus mean"-Is it worth asking? -- 2. Different questions about Jesus -- 3. Conceptual primes and universal human concepts-new tools for the study of Jesus' sayings -- 4. An illustration -- 5. Is it possible to separate the universal aspect of Jesus' teaching from its cultural context? -- 6. Paradoxes of inculturation -- 7. Universal words: Unfamiliar but not unintelligible -- 8. The importance of Jesus' Jewish context for the understanding of his teaching -- 9. Jesus, the teacher of timeless truths? -- 10. An illustration: The "kingdom of God" explained in universal human concepts -- 11. The meaning of the word God -- 12. The search for a coherent picture -- PART I: THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT -- 2. The Beatitudes -- 1. Introduction: The importance of the Beatitudes -- 2. Basic facts about the Beatitudes -- 3. Who are the "weeping" ones? -- 4. Who are the "hungry"? -- 5. Who are the "poor"? -- 6. Who are the "meek" (Matthew's praeis)? -- 7. Exploring the image of the lamb and some related New Testament images -- 8. Who are the "persecuted"? -- 9. What does it mean to be "blessed"? -- 10. Conclusion -- 3. You Have Heard ... But I Say to You ... -- 1. Jesus fulfils the Law -- 2. Whoever is angry with his brother ... -- 3. Whoever divorces his wife ... -- 4. Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her ... -- 5. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out -- 6. Let your 'Yes' be 'Yes' and your 'No', 'No' -- 7. Turn the other cheek -- 8. Love your enemies -- 9. "The righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees" -- 4. Other Key Sayings -- 1. You are the salt of the earth -- 2. When you do a charitable deed do not sound a trumpet -- 3. Do not let your left hand know ... -- 4. When you pray, go into your room -- 5. When you fast, anoint your head -- 6. Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven
7. The eye is the lamp of the body -- 8. You cannot serve God and mammon -- 9. Consider the lilies of the field -- 10. Do not judge -- 11. Ask, and it will be given to you -- 12. The golden rule -- 13. Enter by the narrow gate -- 14. Do people gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? -- 15. The will of my Father -- 16. Building on the rock -- 5. The Lord's Prayer -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The meaning and significance of the word abba -- 3. "Father" as a metaphor -- 4. God as someone -- 5. What does God's fatherhood mean (in Jesus' teaching)? -- 6. Hallowed be thy name -- 7. Thy kingdom come -- 8. Give us this day our daily bread -- 9. And forgive us our sins -- 10. For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us -- 11. And do not lead us into temptation -- 12. Conclusion -- PART II: THE PARABLES -- 6. The Sower -- 7. The Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price -- 8. The Leaven and The Mustard Seed -- 9. The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin -- 10. The Prodigal Son -- 11. The Unforgiving Servant -- 12. The Laborers in the Vineyard -- 13. The Servant's Reward -- 14. The Great Feast -- 15. The Last Judgment -- 16. The Good Samaritan -- 17. The Rich Man and Lazarus -- 18. The Rich Fool -- 19. The Doorkeeper -- 20. The Talents -- 21. The Dishonest Steward -- 22. The Unjust Judge and the Friend at Midnight -- 23. The Pharisee and the Tax Collector -- PART III: CONCLUSIONS AND FURTHER PERSPECTIVES -- 24. An Overall Picture of Jesus' Teaching -- 25. Implications for Theology -- Christianity in a Nutshell -- 26. Language: A Key Issue in Understanding Jesus and Christianity -- Notes -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Summary Linguist Anna Wierzbicka casts new light on the words of Jesus by taking her theory of universal human concepts and bringing it to bear on Jesus' parables and the Sermon on the Mount. Her approach results in strikingly novel interpretations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-495) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject 880-02 Jesus Christ -- Parables.
SUBJECT 880-02/(S Jγ̐ưesus-Christ -- Paraboles
Jesus Christ fast
880-01 Sermon on the mount -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
880-01/(S Bible. New Testament. γ̐ưEvangiles -- Langue
Bible. Gospels -- Language, style
Bible -- Parables -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible -- Language, style. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85013674
Bible fast
Bible. Gospels fast
Sermon on the mount fast
Bergpredigt gnd
Bibel Evangelien gnd
Subject 880-03 Semantics.
880-03/(S Sγ̐ưemantique
Semantics
semantics.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts.
Language and languages -- Style
Parables
Parables, Biblical
Semantics
Gleichnis
Bergrede.
Gelijkenissen.
Semantiek.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195137337
9780195137330
9780198031406
0198031408