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The Waiting Father: Sermons on the parables of Jesus
The Waiting Father Sermons on the parables of Jesus Author:Helmut Thielicke Two special kinds of illumination on the parables of Jesus are supplied by one of the unique minds and personalities of 20th century Protestantism. In the first place, the familiar and disturbing parables glow with a kind of inner illumination that only throrough scholarship and meditative thought can provide. To this is added a strong evangelic... more »al light.
Helmut Thielicke, whose superlative preaching from Germany has been compared to that of Luther and Kierkegaard, sees Jesus' parables as "God's picturebook." But they likewise form a textbook and, with the author's arresting images and insights as pointers, The Waiting Father may be considered a full course in the ways of God with man. Each of the 19 chapters takes up a major parable, slighting none of the "hard" sayings and avoiding easy of sentimental interpretations. The power and mass impact they made upon delivery in West Germany survive in translation.« less