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Spirit in the Writings of John : Johannine Pneumatology in Social-Scientific Perspective - Brown Tricia

Spirit in the Writings of John

Johannine Pneumatology in Social-Scientific Perspective

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780567084422
Number Of Pages: 307

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Tricia Gates Brown employs the methodology of socio-scientific biblical criticism to investigate the pneumatology of John and 1 John. She argues that the meaning of spirit in John and 1 John is best understood using the anthropological model of brokerage. The model of patronage and its relevance to the socio-cultural world of John's gospel is also discussed. Spirit in the Writings of John examines the development in pneumatology between John and 1 John and analyses what this suggests about the socio-cultural context of the Johannine community. There is a discussion of the meaning of the term paracletos in literature antedating John, and the dominant view that the word was a formal forensic term is challenged. This is volume 253 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series.

Brown s study is the first major attempt to apply patron-client categories to Johannine pneumatology. this remarkable, ground-breaking study is a must for scholars of John s pneumatology. The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 67, 2005

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
The Problemp. 1
The Methodp. 6
Preliminary Mattersp. 11
Preview of Contentsp. 19
Hypothesisp. 21
Patron--Client Relations and the Gospel of Johnp. 23
Patron--Client Relations: The Modelp. 24
Patron--Client Relations in the Early Roman Empirep. 36
Patron--Client Relations in John with Respect to Jesusp. 54
Four Approaches to Johannine Pneumatologyp. 62
C.H. Doddp. 62
George Johnstonp. 66
Felix Porschp. 68
Gary Burgep. 70
Spirit in the Gospel of Johnp. 75
Exegesis of the Spirit Passages in Johnp. 75
The Spirit Descends upon Jesus (1.31-34); Jesus Gives Spirit (19.30-34; 20.22-23)p. 75
Born of Spirit (3.3-8); He Gives the Spirit without Measure (3.31-36)p. 113
Worship in Spirit and Truth (4.21-24)p. 129
The Spirit Is Life, the Flesh Counts for Nothing (6.60-63)p. 139
Rivers of Living Water (7.37-39)p. 152
Baptism, Water and Spiritp. 165
Why Is Spirit Not Mentioned after 7.39 until the Farewell Discourses?p. 166
Summaryp. 168
The Paraclete in Johnp. 170
The Meaning of [characters not reproducible]p. 170
Exegesis of the Paraclete-Spirit of Truth Passages in the Johannine Farewell Discoursesp. 186
Summaryp. 232
Spirit in 1 Johnp. 235
Exegesis of Spirit Passages in 1 Johnp. 235
Summaryp. 255
A Comparison of the Pneumatology of John and 1 Johnp. 257
Conclusionp. 260
Bibliographyp. 268
Index of Referencesp. 292
Index of Authorsp. 303
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ISBN: 9780567084422
ISBN-10: 0567084426
Series: Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 1st May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.05  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1