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The Family Metaphor in Jesusí Teaching: Gospel Imagery and Application
Finlan, Stephen

Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2013 pp. xiv + 112.2nd Edition. $16.00


Description: This revised edition of The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teaching examines the family metaphors for God (Father) and for believers ("children," "brothers") that Jesus chose to use. Jesus not only held up a child as an example of receptivity, but he defended actual children, warning against despising "one of these little ones." Using current discussions of the "equal-regard family" and of the importance of "human fathering," Stephen Finlan explores how the gospel entails a changed model of parenting and of marriage and a new approach to spiritual growth.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Narrative Criticism, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology

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Review by Joanna Dewey
Published 5/5/2015
Citation: Joanna Dewey, review of Stephen Finlan, The Family Metaphor in Jesusí Teaching: Gospel Imagery and Application, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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