By Christina Petterson
Petterson argues that John's Jesus is unacceptable to the undertaking for the restoration of 'Early Christianity' as imagined in Johannine learn during the last 70 years or so. as a substitute, she exhibits how John produces itself because the car of Jesus' revelation in preference to a physique. This occurs via its use of writing, its attribute use of verbs and syntax, and its mode of revelation. The e-book hence situates John in a context that doesn't start with, and therefore makes an attempt to be, unconstrained through fastened different types of Christ, gnosticism, Eucharist, physique and flesh, and exhibits how such readings curtail the fullness of the textual content in favour of a extra established earthly Jesus. Petterson concludes by way of outlining ways that John may be learn if those containment ideas are disregarded.
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