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Courting Darkness: Dynamics of Violence in the Gospel of John

Courting Darkness: Dynamics of Violence in the Gospel of John (Hardback)

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This study explores the dynamics of violence within John's Gospel, focusing on the portrayal of the character of Jesus. It offers an understanding of the Johannine Jesus that counters the traditional model of a serene figure who maintains sovereign control over his environment. Establishing the prevalence of material indicating opposition to Jesus, it argues that his experience and perception of victimization are key to his identity. Furthermore, it is suggested that Jesus colludes with his victimizers, raising the issue of who is responsible for his betrayal and death. Drawing on the disciplines of victimology, literary criticism and liberation theology, the work comprises targeted exegesis of substantial portions of the Gospel, revealing the prominence of the theme of violence and raising a number of christological questions.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityReligion & BeliefsReligion: general Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 01/05/1998 ISBN-13: 9781850758846  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Helen Orchard received her doctorate in Biblical Studies from the University of Sheffield, and now works in the Lincoln Theological Institute at the University of Sheffield.

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