In this week’s episode, Richard and Fr. Marc discuss the parable of the Lost Sheep in Luke 15 and the importance of hearing the Bible in its proper historical context. Where modern disciples tend to impose a Hellenistic worldview on the story, this podcast invites listeners to consider the mentality of the ancient shepherd. Where Hellenism emphasizes the importance of individuals, in the Ancient Near East, a shepherd deals with his flock as a totality. The implications of this for the parable’s meaning are significant.
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