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The fourth gospel and the quest for Jesus : modern foundations reconsidered

The fourth gospel and the quest for Jesus : modern foundations reconsidered

Author: Paul N Anderson
Publisher: London : T & T Clark, 2007
Series: Library of New Testament studies, 321.
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Engages critically a pervasive set of assumptions within modern biblical studies: namely, that because John is theological and different from the Synoptics, it cannot be historical - nor does it  Read more...


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Named Person: Jésus-Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul N Anderson
ISBN: 0567043940 9780567043948 0567033309 9780567033307
OCLC Number: 1040825289
Notes: L'éd. originale de 2006 a paru dans la collection: Library of New Testament studies, no. 321.
"A Continuum imprint"
Description: 226 p.
Contents: Preface; Part I; Modern Foundations for the Critical Investigation of John, Jesus, and History; A. The Story of John's Historical Marginalization. 1) The Traditional View and its Advocates-From Papias to Schleiermacher; 2) Modern Challenges and Advances-From Brettschneider to Bultmann; 3) Critiques of Modern Hypotheses-From Lightfoot to Carson; 4) The Transcendence of Modernism-From Brown to Staley; B. Findings as Beginnings-Recent Approaches to the Fourth Gospel; 1) The "Traditional" View: John's Apostolic Authorship; 2) The "Critical" View: John's Employment of Alien (non-Johannine) Sources; 3) Markan-Dependence Theory; 4) Midrashic-Development Approaches; 5) Historicized Drama Hypotheses; 6) Multiple Editions of John; 7) The History of the Johannine Situation.; C. A New Synthesis Advanced; Part II: John, Jesus, and History-The Relevance of the Investigation; A. Planks in Platform A: The De-Historicizing of John-Strengths and Weaknesses; 1) John's Differences with the Synoptics; 2) Synoptic Omissions in John; 3) Johannine Omissions in the Synoptics; 4) The Johannine Jesus Speaks and Acts in the Mode of the Evangelist; 5) The Johannine Material is Rendered in Response to the History of the; Johannine Situation; 6) The Johannine Evangelist Spiritualizes and Theologizes; According to His Purposes; B. Planks in Platform B: The De-Johannification of Jesus-Strengths and Weaknesses; 1) John's Similarities with the Synoptics-Especially Mark; 2) John's Composition: Diachronic or Synchronic?; 3) The Lateness of John Diminishes Historical Validity; 4) Criteria for Determining Historicity; 5) The History of Religions Background of John; 6) Emerging Portraits of Jesus; Conclusion; Part III: John and the Synoptics-From Inferiority to Interfluentiality; A. Approaches to the Problem; 1) John as Derivative From the Synoptics; 2) John as Independent of the Synoptics; 3) The Posteriority of John; 4) The Priority of John; 5) An Autonomous-Yet-Not-Disconnected Tradition; B. John's Relation to Mark: Interfluential, Augmentive, and Corrective; 1) John and Mark: An "Interfluential Set of Relationships" during the Oral Stages of their Respective Traditions; 2) John's Augmentation of Mark; 3) John's Correcting of Mark?; C. John's Influence upon Luke: Formative, "Orderly," and Theological; 1) John's Formative Influence Upon Luke; 2) Does John Provide a Basis for Luke's "Orderly" Account?; 3) Did the Johannine Tradition Contribute to Luke's. Theology?; 4) Acts 4: 19-20-A First-Century Clue to Johannine Authorship?; D. Contacts Between John and Q?; 1) The "Bolt out of the Johannine Blue"-Johannine Influence upon Q; 2) Johannine Motifs Appearing in Q; 3) Johannine Narratives Appearing in Q; E. John's Relation to Matthew: Reinforcing, Dialectical, and Corrective; 1) Matthean and Johannine Sectors of Christianity: Reinforcing Each Other's Missions and Tasks; 2) Dialectical Relations Between Johannine Christianity and Intramural; Centralizing Tendencies; 3) The Finalized Gospel of John: A Corrective to Rising Institutionalism in the Late First-Century Church; Conclusion; Part IV; Jesus in Bi-Optic Perspective-Contributions to the Jesus Quest from Synoptic and Johannine Sources; A. Synoptic Contributions to the Quest for the Jesus of History; 1) Jesus' teachings about the Kingdom of God in parables; 2) Jesus' use of short, pithy sayings illustrating the wisdom and way of the Kingdom; 3) Jesus' healing and exorcizing ministries and his sending out his disciples to do the same; 4) Jesus' confronting of religious authorities and cleansing the Temple as prophetic challenging of purity laws restricting access to God; 5) Jesus' dining with "sinners" and healing on the Sabbath as provocations toward renewal; 6) Jesus' extolling the love of God and love for others as fulfillments of the Law; 7) Jesus' death and appearances as narrated in post-resurrection consciousness; B. Johannine Contributions to the Quest for the Jesus of History; 1) Jesus' relationship with John the Baptizer in declaring the prolific availability of purification; 2) Jesus' early cleansing of the Temple as an inaugural prophetic sign designed to get the attention of religious authorities and others regarding his message; 3) Jesus' ministry over more than one year, allowing the movement to build momentum; 4) Jesus' public ministry beginning in settings other than the home of Simon Peter's mother-in-law and vicinities; 5) Jesus' going to and from Jerusalem, like most observant Jews, and performing signs in the south as well as the north; 6) Jesus' last supper being a common meal rather than a Passover meal; 7) Jesus' teaching about the life of the Spirit and unmediated access to God's leading and love; Part V; Modern Foundations Reconsidered-Implications for the Critical Investigation of John, Jesus, and History; A. John's Tradition-Rooted in History but Developed Theologically; B. Johannine Contributions to the Study of Jesus-Unexamined; Possibilities.
Series Title: Library of New Testament studies, 321.
Responsibility: Paul N. Anderson.


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