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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kenneth E. Bailey  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1930 in Bloomington, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Bailey was born in Bloomington, Illinois and attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kenneth Bailey is a writer and lecturer at the Ecumenical Institute for Theological Research in Jerusalem, Israel. He has been the Canon theologian of Episcopal Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf since 1990 and the Diocese of Pittsburgh of the Episcopal Church since 1997. In 2005, he founded and became the director of the Focus on Middle Eastern New Testament Studies.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Jacob & the prodigal :
ISBN: 0830827277. OCLC Number: 51558946

InterVarsity Press,. .

Israel, the community to which Jesus belonged, took its name from their patriarch Jacob. His story of exile and return was their story as well. In the well-known tale of the prodigal son, Jesus reshaped the story in his own way and for his own purposes. In this work, Kenneth E. Bailey compares the Old Testament saga and the New Testament parable. He unpacks similarities freighted with theological significance and differences that often reveal Jesus' particular purposes. Drawing on a lifetime of study in both Middle Eastern culture and the Gospels, Bailey offers here a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present and their future.

Jacob & the prodigal :
ISBN: 9780830868858. OCLC Number: 909146618

InterVarsity Press,. .

Kenneth E. Bailey draws on a lifetime of study in Middle Eastern culture, the Gospels and the parable of the prodigal son to offer a fresh view of how Jesus interpreted Israel's past, his present and their future.

Jesus through Middle Eastern eyes :
ISBN: 0830825681. OCLC Number: 162507296

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Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads readers on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women and especially Jesus' parables. Through it all, Bailey employs his trademark expertise as a master of Middle Eastern culture to lead us into a deeper understanding of the person and significance of Jesus within his own cultural context. With a sure but gentle hand, Bailey lifts away the obscuring layers of modern Western interpretation to reveal Jesus in the light of his actual historical and cultural setting. -- from back cover.

Jesus through Middle Eastern eyes :
ISBN: 9780830875856. OCLC Number: 861529659

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Poet & peasant ; and, Through peasant eyes :
ISBN: 0802819478. OCLC Number: 9412282

W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.,. .

Methodology - Analysis of four parables - Exegesis of Luke.