The course explores the parables of Jesus in their historical, cultural, and literary contexts. A study of specific parables will determine the theological themes, codifications for social reform, ethical lessons in them, and their significance for the Church and society today.
Instructor: Dr. Peter Ajer
Peter Claver Ajer was born and brought up in Uganda in Eastern Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from Pontifical Urbaniana University, a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from Pontifical Biblical Institute and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (New Testament) from the Graduate Theological Union. Ajer is the author of The Death of Jesus and the Politics of Place in the Gospel of John, Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2016.