Prodigality, Liberality and Meanness in the Parable of the Prodigal Son

Prodigality, Liberality and Meanness in the Parable of the Prodigal Son

A Greco-Roman Perspective on Luke 15,11-32

eBook - 1999
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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.
Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1999
ISBN: 9780567286666
0567286665
9781283195737
1283195739
1841270253
9781841270258
Characteristics: 1 online resource (299 pages)

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