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Word: parable

Definition: short simple story teaching a moral


Sentences Containing 'parable'

According to the parable of the Elm and the Vine in the quasi-Biblical Shepherd of Hermas, the rich and the poor should be in a relationship of mutual support.
At the time, he also completed work on a new work for the stage, the parable "Muzică de balet" ("Ballet Music"), which doubled as a comment on wartime antisemitism.
Based on the Biblical story of the Prodigal Son, this was Britten's third "parable for church performance", after "Curlew River" and "The Burning Fiery Furnace".
His "Muzică de balet" was considered highly original for its parable nature and the theme of racial persecution ("see Holocaust literature").
In addition to the retrospective parable of "Muzică de balet", a number of his texts feature more or less explicit anti-fascist discourse.
In his print of 1651, Wenceslas Hollar makes the connection with the parable clear by quoting from it in the frame.
LaChiusa has said that he sees "Little Fish" as a "parable of sorts" for New York after the September 11 attacks.
Like most of her other works, the story reflects O'Connor's Roman Catholic beliefs and acts as a parable.
Roger Ebert said, "first half is a spare, creepy science fiction parable, and then it shifts into a high-tech action picture.
The book is a parable about a monastery that stood where Noah's ark came to rest after the flood subsided.
The dinner even is only the parable of a dinner, commonly.
The Gospel Parable of the Rich Fool lies behind another series of paintings which stem ultimately from mediaeval illustrations of the Dance of Death.
The pictorial qualities of the "Parable Window" just to the north make it a favorite among our members.
The prescribed readings for the Sunday were taken from the Second Epistle to the Corinthians, "God's power is mighty in the week" (), and from the Gospel of Luke, the parable of the Sower ().
The term had a technical meaning in the field of grammar: the 1900 "Merriam-Webster" dictionary defines its technical use only in the context of grammar or, in rhetoric, as a term for an illustrative parable or fable.
The top left and right hand panels depict the parable of the prodigal son tending pigs and being welcomed home by his father (Luke 15:11).
The topic of both, the hymn and the gospel, is obviously God's word, but instead of relating more closely to the parable, the poet concentrates on a general request to God: keep his people faithful to his word, protect them from enemies and provide peace.
These Dutch variations were mostly painted during the 1620s, when Rembrandt too borrowed the imagery, but his candlelit examiner of a coin is male and the piece is variously titled “The Money Changer” or “The Rich Fool”, in reference to the parable already mentioned.
Yama's parable consists of the following equations: The Katha Upanishad is also notable for first introducing the term "yoga" (lit.
Yama's teaching also notably includes the "Ratha Kalpana" (parable of the chariot, Verses 1.3.3–4), not unlike (and roughly contemporary to) the one found in Parmenides, or the one in Plato's "Phaedrus".
… He wrote for me the parable of the magpies, and many thousands of them sold".

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