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Parables, Desire, and Salvation: A Counter-Reformation Reading of Mark 4:10-12

In the Synoptic Gospels, each Evangelist narrates an event where Jesus explains to the Disciples and the other people standing around him the reason for his use of parables (Matt 13:10-17, Mark 4:10-12, and Luke 8:9-10). Jesus says that he teaches those who follow him the μυστήριον τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ θεοῦ1 — the “mystery of the kingdom of God” (Mark 4:11). To those outside of his circle, however, he does not reveal God’s mystery. Read more...

Posted: Thu, Nov 30, 2017, Words: ~3400, Reading Time: 16 min

Translation: Conciliatio Locorum Scripturae, Chapter 21

A modern English translation of Andreas Althamer’s 1527 Dialloge hoc est, conciliatio locorum scripturae, qui prima facie inter se pugnare videntur extended and translated into early Modern German in 1528 in Nürnberg (Nuremberg) and published as Diallage, das ist vereynigung der streytigen sprüch der schrifft, welche im esten anplick, scheynen wider einander zesein. Latin Source German Source Diallage: Das ist Vereynigung der Streytigen Sprüch der Schrifft, Kapital XXI Ich wil verhörten das herz Pharaonis / Exo. Read more...

Posted: Tue, Oct 24, 2017, Words: ~900, Reading Time: 4 min