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Prodigality, liberality and meanness in the parable of the prodigal son [electronic resource] : a Greco-Roman perspective on Luke 15,11-32 / David A. Holgate.

By: Holgate, David A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the New TestamentSupplement series: 187.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c1999Description: 1 online resource (299 p.).ISBN: 9780567286666 (electronic bk.); 0567286665 (electronic bk.); 1283195739; 9781283195737.Subject(s): Bible. N.T. Luke XV, 11-32 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Prodigal son (Parable) | Bible. N.T.; Luke -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History | Avarice | Civilization, Greco-Roman | Bible. N.T. Luc. XV, 11-32 -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Enfant prodigue (Parabole) | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts | De verloren zoon | Klassieke oudheid | J�esus-Christ -- Paraboles | Bible. N.T. �Evangiles Luc -- Commentaires | Enfant prodigue (Parabole) | Verlorener SohnGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Prodigality, liberality and meanness in the parable of the prodigal son.DDC classification: 226.8067 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: 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.
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Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral--Grahamstown, South Africa), 1993.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-277) and indexes.

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.

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