In defence of the Pharisees: on humility and righteousness (Luke 18; Pentecost 20C)

The Gospel parable set for this coming Sunday is a parable which Jesus told about a Pharisee and a tax collector (Luke 18:9-14). This is one of the texts that is regularly used, in a most negative way, to berate the Pharisees for their self-righteousness and legalism. This feeds into an understanding of Jesus as … Continue reading In defence of the Pharisees: on humility and righteousness (Luke 18; Pentecost 20C)