By Raimo Hakola
Reconsidering Johannine Christianity offers a full-scale program of social id method of the Johannine writings. This publication reconsiders a commonly held scholarly assumption that the writings regularly taken to symbolize Johannine Christianity – the Gospel of John and the 1st, moment and 3rd Epistles of John – mirror the placement of an introverted early Christian team. It claims that dualistic polarities showing in those texts will be taken as makes an attempt to build a safe social id, no longer as facts of social isolation. whereas a few students (most particularly, Richard Bauckham) have argued that the hot testomony gospels weren't addressed to precise early Christian groups yet to all Christians, this e-book proposes that we must always take diversified branches of early Christianity, no longer as localized and closed teams, yet as imagined groups that envision targeted early Christian identities. It additionally reassesses the scholarly consensus based on which the Johannine Epistles presuppose and construct upon the completed model of the Fourth Gospel and argues that the Johannine culture, already in its preliminary levels, was once different.
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