Prodigality, liberality and meanness in the parable of the prodigal son : a Greco-Roman perspective on Luke 15,11-32 / David A. Holgate.
- Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, 
- Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 187.
Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 187
1 online resource (305 p.)
- Bible. Luke, XV, 11-32 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Prodigal son (Parable).
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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.
- CONTENTS; Abbreviations; Preface; Part I. THE PARABLE; Chapter 1; PRIOR GRECO-ROMAN PERSPECTIVES ON LUKE 15.11-32: AN OVERVIEW; Chapter 2; THE COMPOSITION AND MESSAGE OF LUKE 15.11-32; Chapter 3; CO-TEXTS: LUKE 15.11-32 AND THE OTHER L PARABLES; Part II. THE TOPOS; Chapter 4; THE TOPOS 'ON COVETOUSNESS' IN MORAL PHILOSOPHY; Part III. THE PARABLE AND THE TOPOS; Chapter 5; THE PRODIGAL YOUNGER SON; Chapter 6; THE LIBERAL FATHER; Chapter 7; THE YOUNGER SON LEARNS LIBERALITY; Chapter 8; THE MEAN ELDER SON; Chapter 9; CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -277) and indexes.
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