The Oneness Motif of the Fourth Gospel

A revision of the author's inaugural dissertation, Faculty of Evangelical Theology, University of T'ubingen, 1973.

Author: Mark L. Appold

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781610975438

Category: Religion

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A revision of the author's inaugural dissertation, Faculty of Evangelical Theology, University of T'ubingen, 1973.
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The Shema and John 10

The Oneness and the Gathering Tong concludes that the concept of the gathering into one represents the oneness motif of the Fourth Gospel. It has its background in both the Old Testament and Gnosticism.67 The Old Testament concept of ...

Author: Brury Eko Saputra

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532673931

Category: Religion

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The Shema is arguably the most important creed the Jews, including the Christian Jews, ever have. Its importance can also be seen in the texts of the New Testament. This book attempts to explore the Shema's influence over the Gospel of John, especially the oneness language of that Gospel. Using John 10 as a sample, this book argues that the Shema helps us to understand the richness of the text, both theologically and contextually.
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The Son Father Relationship and Christological Symbolism in the Gospel of John

1.4.4. Developing Theoretical Frameworks The task of identifying a symbolic structure in the Gospel of John requires a clear theoretical framework that can elucidate the wide array of symbols in the narrative.

Author: Adesola Joan Akala

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567577108

Category: Religion

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This volume examines Johannine symbolism within the lens of Jesus' relationship with the Father. After demonstrating that the Gospel narrative symbolically portrays Jesus as the Son of God who is relationally inseparable from his Father, the study shows how the Son-Father Relationship (SFR) is at the center of the network of Christological symbols in the Gospel of John. Using an innovative narrative framework, this book unveils the creative and symbolic introduction of the SFR in the Prologue (Jn. 1. 1-18), its development through the words and actions of Jesus' teaching ministry within the Johannine narrative, and its culmination in the Prayer (Jn. 17); the SFR motif then concludes in the remainder of the Gospel. This narrative framework reveals how the SFR shapes the literary style and theological strategy of the Gospel, and acts as an integrative force by giving structure and cohesion to the Gospel's symbolic system. Two key features presented in this book are a theory of symbolism and a network of symbols. The specially formulated 'Theory of Johannine Symbolism' explains the theoretical and theological underpinnings of the Gospel's symbolic network, called 'John's Christological Symbology'. Through the symbolic network, the author of the Gospel fulfills the theological purpose stated in Jn. 20:31-that hearer-readers believe in Jesus the Christ, as the Son of God, and thereby experience eternal life.
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The Kingship Cross Interplay in the Gospel of John

Jonge, Jesus, 51–52; Appold, The Oneness Motif in the Fourth Gospel, 74–78. ... While Appold asserts that the “king of Israel” title is subordinate to John's Christology of oneness, he rightly comments that “although the Father and Son ...

Author: Mavis M. Leung

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498269773

Category: Religion

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Recent studies of the Christology of John's Gospel have agreed in recognizing the centrality of the concept of messianism, but differ markedly in their interpretation of its character. Alongside the traditional understanding of messiahship in terms of a kingly role related to that of David, there is a newer understanding that is related to the role of Moses and has little or no Davidic background. Despite the broad scholarly consensus regarding the Johannine connection between crucifixion and messianism, little attention has been paid to the role of crucifixion in relation to the nature of messiahship and in particular to the possibility that this may shed light on whether or not John's messianism is decisively shaped by the kingly or royal background. In The Kingship-Cross Interplay in the Gospel of John Mavis Leung contends that the cross motif plays a major role in authenticating the royal character of messiahship in John over against views that deny or play down this element.
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Ecclesiology and Theosis in the Gospel of John

The oneness of God is the common foundation of all other unity, and the various ideas of unity are different ... there is nothing shocking or surprising in claiming that the oneness motif of the Fourth Gospel is in some fashion related ...

Author: Andrew J. Byers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107178601

Category: Religion

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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, which is presented as a 'narrative ecclesiology' by which the concept of 'church' gradually unfolds throughout the Gospel's sequence. The theme of oneness functions within this script and draws on the theological language of the Shema, a centerpiece of early Jewish theology and social identity. To be 'one' with this 'one God' and his 'one Shepherd' involves the believers' corporate participation within the divine family. Such participation requires an ontological transformation that warrants an ecclesial identity expressed by the bold assertion found in Jesus' citation of Psalm 82: 'you are gods'.
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Anf nge der Christologie

... C.H. DODD , The Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel , Cambridge 1953 , 296 ; R. SCHNACKENBURG , The Gospel according to John I , London 1968 , 321f.511f ; R.E. BROWN ... M.L. APPOLD , The Oneness Motif in the Fourth Gospel ( WUNT 2.

Author: Cilliers Breytenbach

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525581572

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