Treasuring the Beauty of Jesus' Parables: Structure, Function, and The Fallacy of Adolf Julicher's One-Point of Camparison
This thesis aims to contribute to current exegetical practices. It will provide clarifying definitions and connect their associated terms to visual models. These models, in turn, will demonstrate the structure and function of metaphors as they are found in the parables. After explaining this method, drawn from the work of cognitive linguistics, and providing examples of its application, it will be argued that Adolf Jülicher’s one-point of comparison concept is not defensible. A recommendation will be made to reject both Jülicher’s approach and its associated terminology since it does not faithfully exegete the parables and presupposes that the gospel writers were prone to uninspired embellishments.