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(in Polish) The world of Jesus' parables

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Course ID: WT-DTE-WJTP Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.2 / (unknown)
Course title: (unknown) Name in Polish: The world of Jesus' parables
Department: Institute of General Theology
Course groups: Courses at UKSW
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 4.00
Language: English
Subject level:


Learning outcome code/codes:

TD_W02, TD_U01, TD_K04

Short description:

The course aims at a broad exploration of the parables of Jesus in the four canonical Gospels.

Full description:

Half of the course will be dedicated to the historical studies of the interpretation of Jesus’ parables. The starting point will be an application of source theory in order to examine the presumptive reworking of the original messages of the parables spoken by Jesus by evangelists who inscribed them in their specific theological message. Then, the history of Jesus’ parables interpretation throughout the twenty centuries of Christianity will be presented. The second half of the course will be focused on the detailed exploration and interpretation of the parables in the Gospel of Mark, chapters 4 – 7.


Bailey, Mark L., Guidelines For Interpreting Jesus’ Parables. Dallas: Dallas Theological Seminary 1998.

Longenecker, Richard N. (ed.), The Challenge of Jesus’ Parables, Grand Rapids 2000.

Blomberg, Craig L., Interpreting the Parables. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1990.

Blomberg, Craig L.,"The Parables of Jesus: Current Trends and Needs in Research," in Studying the Historical Jesus: Evaluations of the State of the Current Research, ed. B. D. Chilton and C. A. Evans. Leiden: Brill, 1994, 231-54.

Boucher, Madeleine, The Mysterious Parable. Washington: Catholic Biblical Association of America, 1977.

Dodd, C. H., The Parables of the Kingdom. London: Nisbet, 1935.

Gerhardsson, Birger, "The Parable of the Sower and Its Interpretation," New Testament Studies 14 (1968) 165-93.

Hooker, Morna D., The Message of Mark. London: Epworth, 1983.

Hooker, Morna D., The Gospel according to St. Mark. London: Black, 1991; Peabody:

Hendrickson, 1992.

Jeremias, Joachim, The Parables of Jesus. London: SCM; New York: Scribner's, 1963.

Marcus, Joel, The Mystery of the Kingdom of God. Atlanta: Scholars, 1986.

Perrin, Norman, Jesus and the Language of the Kingdom. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1976.

Stein, Robert H., An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1981.

Learning outcomes:

EK 1: The student acquires a comprehensive knowledge concerning the history of interpretation of Jesus’ parables and a sample of its application to the parables in Mk 4 – 7.

EK 2: Having the knowledge the student fosters his abilities and skills for a self-dependent interpretation of other parables and various NT passages.

EK 3: The student has a habit of deepening his knowledge and searching inspirations in various teaching fields.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

The final grade will be a result of the written paper and oral examination.

Classes in period "Summer semester 2016/17" (past)

Time span: 2017-02-01 - 2017-06-30
Choosen plan division:

see course schedule
Type of class: Lectures, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Janusz Kręcidło
Group instructors: Janusz Kręcidło
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Examination: examination
Type of subject:



Prerequisites are open mind and readiness to study.

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