Eccelesiology and theosis in the Gospel of John (eBook, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Eccelesiology and theosis in the Gospel of John

Author: Andrew J Byers
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Series: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies), 167.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For the author of the fourth Gospel, there is neither a Christless church nor a churchless Christ. Though John's Gospel has been widely understood as ambivalent toward the idea of 'church', Andrew Byers argues that ecclesiology is as central a Johannine concern as Christology. Rather than focusing on the community behind the text, John's Gospel directs attention to the vision of community prescribed within the text,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew J Byers
ISBN: 9781316823750 131682375X 9781107178601 1107178606 9781316630976 1316630978
OCLC Number: 1167302593
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 277 pages) : PDF file(s).
Contents: 1. The Johannine vision of community: trends, approaches, and 'narrative ecclesiology'; Part I. The Narrative Ecclesiology of the Prologue: No Churchless Christ, nor Christless Church: 2. The inclusive divine community: the Prologue's reinterpretation of God and God's people; 3. The ecclesiology of filiation and the incarnation; 4. Characterizing the Prologue's ecclesiology: the ambiguation and assimilation of John the Baptist; 5. The Prologue's 'ecclesial narrative script': ecclesiology as story arc; Part II. The Narrative Ecclesiology of the Shema: A Reappraisal of the Johannine Oneness Motif: 6. The Shema as the foundation for John's theological use of 'one': identifying and addressing reservations; 7. The Shema, John 17, and Jewish-Christian identity: oneness in narrative development; Part III. John's Narrative Ecclesiology of Participation and Deification: 8. The Fourth Gospel and deification in patristic writings; 9. Johannine theosis: deification as ecclesiology; 10. Characterizing Johannine theosis: divinized characters within the narrative; 11. Narrative pneumatology and triadic theology: the Spirit-Paraclete as the character who divinizes beyond the narrative; 12. John's narrative ecclesiology of deification: a synthesis; Bibliography.
Series Title: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies), 167.
Responsibility: Andrew Byers.

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For the author of the fourth Gospel, there is neither a Christless church nor a churchless Christ. Though John's Gospel has been widely understood as ambivalent toward the idea of 'church', Andrew  Read more...

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'This sophisticated study refocuses the study of the Fourth Gospel, moving away from conjectural reconstructions of a sectarian Johannine community and moving towards an expansive account of John's Read more...

 
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