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The Parables of Jesus from a Semitic Perspective 

Fr. José Maria Cabrera 

Date: August 18, 2014
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $10

Let's face it . . . the New Testament was not written from a western perspective. The western mentality is completely different than the eastern mentality. We witness that every day in the news. Jesus was not exempt from this. He was a middle-eastern Jew and his train of thought was Semitic. The parables of Jesus, therefore, can be better understood if we enter into the mentality of Jesus' worldview. We also must be attentive to the rhetorical techniques the Gospel writers used in order to convey Jesus' words. For example, have you ever wondered if the prodigal son is really the focal point of that parable? Come and (re)discover the Semitic world in which Jesus' words were recorded.

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