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The Theology of the Johannine Epistles : Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought - Ms. Judith M. Lieu

The Theology of the Johannine Epistles

Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

Hardcover Published: 25th March 2004
ISBN: 9780521352468
Number Of Pages: 144

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The Johannine Epistles have long been recognized as contributing a vital element to the theology of the New Testament. Usually it is to the Gospel that the reader turns first in order to explore that contribution; the First Epistle is treated as a supplement, while 2 and 3 John--because of their brevity--receive little attention. This book allows the Epistles to speak for themselves, and shows that they sound a distinctive note within Johannine theology, in particular, and the thought of the New Testament, in general. Dr. Lieu carefully outlines their most important theological themes which, when understood in their original setting, are seen to have rich potential for the continuing theology of the Church.

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Editor's prefacep. ix
List of abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Johannine lettersp. 1
Historical settingp. 8
The Johannine backgroundp. 16
The theology of the Johannine Epistlesp. 22
The author and the communityp. 23
'We know': confidence in the life of the communityp. 27
'Fellowship with him': the language of religious experiencep. 31
The tests of lifep. 49
Jesus in tradition and faithp. 71
God and the world: election and dualismp. 80
Past and futurep. 87
Theology in 2 and 3 John?p. 91
The Epistles within the Johannine tradition and the New Testamentp. 98
The Johannine traditionp. 99
The New Testamentp. 107
The significance of the Johannine Epistles in the churchp. 111
The Epistles in the churchp. 111
The contemporary significance of the Epistlesp. 114
Select bibliographyp. 121
Index of referencesp. 124
Index of namesp. 128
Index of subjectsp. 130
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ISBN: 9780521352468
ISBN-10: 0521352460
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 25th March 2004
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33

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