Dooley, Patrick K.
December 2005
Renascence;Winter2005, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p164
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article offers a literary criticism which explores the use of the prodigal son parable in the book "A River Runs Through It," by Norman Maclean. Topics include the story's examination of father-son relationships, Jesus Christ in the Gospel of Luke and his behavior toward reckless sons, as well as the role of grace in the novel.


Related Articles

  • The ministry of reconciliation. Hamm, Dennis // America;3/14/1998, Vol. 178 Issue 8, p47 

    Reflects on the parable `The Prodigal Son.' How Luke, one of the author of the four gospels, described the setting of the parable; Surprises enumerated by the author in analyzing the parable.

  • Luke 15:11-32. Duff, Nancy J. // Interpretation: A Journal of Bible & Theology;Jan95, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p66 

    Focuses on the gospel of Luke chapter 15 verses 11 to 32 in the New Testament. Parable of the prodigal son; Empathy with the elder brother in the parable; Banquet of reconciliation of the parable.

  • Really?!? De Jong, Patricia E. // Whosoever; 

    Presents the text of a sermon preached March 22, 1998 at the First Congressional Church of Berkeley in California. Definition of Laetare; Discussion on the Gospel story of the Prodigal son; Mission of modern-day Christians.

  • LOST AND FOUND: PONDERING THE PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON. Millet, Robert L. // Studies in the Bible & Antiquity;2012, Issue 4, p95 

    The article ponders on the parable of the prodigal son. It provides a brief commentary on the verses in the fifteenth chapter of Luke which is viewed as a distillation of the plan of salvation. It outlines several lessons for life learned from the parable of the prodigal son, including the...

  • 10th March: 4th Sunday in Lent Two Sermons on the Parable of the Prodigal Son: Luke 15. 1-3, 11b-32. Jeffery, Robert // Expository Times;Feb2013, Vol. 124 Issue 5, p237 

    This article presents a sermon on the Parable of the Prodigal Son, taken from the Gospel of Luke chapter 15 verses 1-3. The sermon will be given on the fourth Sunday of the Lenten season on March 10, 2013. The origin of the parable lies in the story in the Gospel of Matthew chapter 21 verses...

  • The Compassionate Father. Lewis, Alma // Expository Times;Feb2013, Vol. 124 Issue 5, p238 

    This article presents a sermon on the Parable of the Prodigal Son, taken from the Gospel of Luke chapter 15 verses 1-3. The sermon will be given on the fourth Sunday of the Lenten season on March 10, 2013. The parable tells the story of a son who sees the error of his ways and is welcomed back...

  • The Foolish Father and the Economics of Grace. Eastman, Susan // Expository Times;Jul2006, Vol. 117 Issue 10, p402 

    By both ancient and modern standards, the exemplary father in the Parable of the Prodigal Son is a foolish parent. Nonetheless his foolish actions reveal an economy of grace that opens the door to repentance and reconciliation, by forgiving debts and exercising unaccountable generosity.

  • The Parables of Christ are Timeless: An example of Roland Allen�s originality introduced by his grandson. Allen, Hubert J. B. // Transformation (02653788);Jul2012, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p186 

    The article discusses a series of studies of the parables of Christ in which Roland Allen sought to help ordinary people. "The Good Samaritan" was only one of these studies that has been published widely. An overview of the story of "The Parable of the Prodigal Son," which tells which of the two...

  • Imagining the Kingdom: Jesus Tells Parables. Perkins, Pheme // Bible Today;Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p223 

    The article states that Jesus used parables to bring people to discover God's presence. These parables include The Prodigal Son, The Unforgiving Servant, and The Good Samaritan. By telling such stories, Jesus is actually asking his followers to change the way they think and act. The parable of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics