Boundless Love: The Parable of the Prodigal Son and Reconciliation
- Publish Date: 2008-06-23
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Joel W. Huffstetler;Carl R. Holladay
Boundless Love provides a detailed survey of the scholarship on Luke 15:11-32, the parable of the Prodigal Sonarguably the best loved and most familiar of Jesus' parables. Readers will find key insights regarding the teachings of the parable from leading experts on the Gospels including William Barclay, Kenneth Bailey, Fred Craddock, Luke Timothy Johnson, Henri Nouwen, Pheme Perkins, and N.T. Wright.
Part I of this volume offers students of the Bible a firm grasp on the scholarly consensus regarding the parable's historical, literary, and theological contexts, as well as its wide-ranging applicability in today's world. Part II focuses on the exploration of the parable's potential contributions in discussions of reconciliation and draws on the insights of authors such as Annie Dillard, Sam Keen, Desmond Tutu, and Miroslav Volf. Boundless Love is thoroughly accessible and will appeal to both general readers and specialists.