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Lauri Thurén

Lauri Thurén is professor of biblical studies in the School of Theology at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu. A rhetorical-critical scholar, he received his Masters, licentiate, and PhD in theology from Åbo Akademi University in Finland and has made advanced studies at GTU Berkeley and Uppsala University. He has written a number of articles and is the author of The Rhetorical Strategy of 1 Peter (1990), Argument and Theology in 1 Peter (1995), Derhetorizing Paul (2000), and in Finnish, a commentary on the Catholic Epistles.

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Release date: 
November 1, 2014

The author here proposes to read the parables "unplugged" from any assumptions beyond those given in the narrative situation in the text, on the common-sense premise that the very form of the parable works to propose a (sometimes startling) resolution to a particular problem.