Mon Oct 21 Assignment.docx - Emily Cruz Read the articles by West/Zwane Joy and Shore-Goss in GPB chapter 28 and the biblical parables they discuss Then

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Emily Cruz 10/21/19 Read the articles by West/Zwane, Joy, and Shore-Goss in GPB chapter 28, and the biblical parables they discuss. Then answer these two questions: (1) Compare and contrast Joy’s analysis of the one-talent slave with Goss’s assessment of the woman who hid the leaven in the dough. (2) How would Joy read the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (West and Zwane)? What would he say about the landowner? Joy’s analysis of the one-talent slave is a parable that involves capitalism which usually leads to the suffering of those who can’t produce capital. The article shows the parable through the eyes of the peasants of the first-century Palestine. As we see that many of Jesus parables reflected that Palestine was occupied by roman forces during this time. Joy also expresses that the parable shows the vulnerability of the oppressed class in Palestine. The slave tries to serve and provide socially and materially for their masters in order to prove their faith. While Shore- Gross assessment of the woman who hid the leaven in the dough can be seen as a symbol. For this parable the clergy and churches interpreted this as small beginnings of God’s reign will produce large consequences. The action of the women hiding the leaven in the dough is as a positive action. The word “hidden” can be “concealed” which is a negative aspect. So, the hidden leaven in the dough is interpreted as moral impurity and corruption. Joy would read the
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